Dryden OPP Report on Easter Long Weekend Traffic Campaign 58 Drivers Charged

Dryden OPP

DRYDEN, ON – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North West Region charged nearly 58 drivers and passengers for failing to wear a seatbelt during the Easter Long Weekend traffic campaign.

The campaign, which ran from March 29, 2024, until April 1, 2024, focused on seatbelt compliance. Officers throughout North West Region conducted over 1200 traffic stops during the long weekend. with the most taking place in the Dryden and Ignace Detachment area. Here’s a snapshot of the campaign results:

·        58 seatbelt charges

·        718 speeding charges

·        4 stunt driving/racing charges

·        5 distracted driving charges

·        16 impaired driving charges

A driver can be charged and face a fine between $240-$1,000 and two demerit points if they or any of their passengers under the age of 16 are not wearing a seatbelt or secured in a proper child car sear.

As a driver, wearing your seatbelt and ensuring all vehicles occupants are buckled up gives you, your family and other passengers your best chance of surviving a collision and reducing injuries.

Conducting seatbelt law enforcement and public education forms an important part of the OPP’s commitment to reducing fatalities and injuries on our roads.

The OPP wish to thank drivers who made safety a priority for themselves, their passengers and their fellow motorists by driving responsibly.

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