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Truckers are routinely blowing this red light, and the OPP has had enough

Commercial vehicles going through red light on a daily basis
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The Sudbury OPP has been increasing their patrols at the intersection located on Highway 69 that intersects with Pioneer Road and Provincial Government Offices Road in Greater Sudbury. (File)

The Sudbury OPP has been increasing their patrols at the intersection located on Highway 69 that intersects with Pioneer Road and Provincial Government Offices Road in Greater Sudbury. 

On a daily basis operators of commercial motor vehicles are failing to stop for the red light. Police say that the drivers of these vehicles blow their horns to warn traffic as they drive through the red light.

"Expect to see officers at this location protecting the public and enforcing the law," said a Sudbury OPP news release.

Drivers observed disobeying the law will be charged with the following:

Red Light - Fail to Stop, which carries a total fine of $325 and three demerit points.

Every driver approaching a traffic control signal showing a circular red indication and facing the indication shall stop his or her vehicle and shall not proceed until a green indication is shown.

"The OPP acknowledges and commends the many safe CMV drivers who contribute to safe Ontario roads but there are still too many that don't," said the news release. "Think ahead, slow down, especially when descending a hill near an intersection and stop when required to do so."

The OPP investigates thousands of preventable commercial motor vehicle collisions every year, making this a serious road safety issue. 




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