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135 speeding charges

publisher Apr 21, 2017 - 12:43pm

Over the past Easter holiday weekend, Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry OPP officers charged 135 drivers with speeding.

Five motorists were charged with stunt driving, travelling more than 50 kilometres over the speed limit, while 20 people were not wearing seatbelts and two were distracted.

"With the return of warmer weather and summer activities comes an increase in traffic population on roadways - it is imperative that everyone focuses on safe driving," states SD&G OPP Detachment Commander, Inspector Mike Mulhearn. "The lives of so many people depend on it - please do your part!"

Get off the phone

publisher Mar 10, 2017 - 9:45am

The Ontario Provincial Police is conducting a Distracted Driving Campaign over March Break (March 13-19) to deal with the prime cause of fatal highway accidents. Last year marked the fourth consecutive year that inattentive drivers were behind the highest number of lives lost on OPP-patrolled roads over the other main causal factors in road fatalities.

In total, 65 people died in OPP-investigated collisions last year in which an inattentive driver was either a contributing factor or the primary cause of the death. In comparison to the other Big Four categories, 2016 ended with 55 speed-related, 53 seatbelt-related and 45 alcohol-related deaths.