OPP cracking down on drivers this long weekend

(Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post/file)
(Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post/file)

Pushy drivers are on the radar of provincial police this long weekend following the recent deaths of eight people in four separate crashes.

“Whether you are speeding, tail-gating, weaving in and out of traffic or accelerating when approaching a yellow traffic light, aggressive driving is a deliberate behaviour that costs people their lives every year,” said OPP Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair.
“Ontario roads will be very busy this weekend and we are counting on all motorists to drive defensively and avoid all manners of risk so that all road users can travel safely.”
Roughly 128 people have died on OPP-patrolled roads as of June 26.
Officers laid more than 250,000 speeding charges in 2015, plus 4,000 charges for racing, which involves driving more than 50 kms per hour over the posted speed limit.
“This summer I urge everyone to pay attention, be safe and respect the rules of the road and each other,” said Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services David Orazietti.
OPP will also be patrolling waterways and trails.
-Kelly Roche

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