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OPP report a fatality free long weekend

Tuesday, September 04, 2012   by: Kate AdamsOPP News Release

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North Bay - This years Labour Day Long Weekend has concluded; and we were fatality free.

While the majority of drivers are driving accordingly, there continues to be drivers who are not getting the message about Drinking and Driving, Speeding and Distracted Driving.

Members of the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) executed a Traffic Safety Plan this weekend with the sole purpose of keeping our area highways, waterways and trails a safer place by increased visibility and directed enforcement.

Area Highways and Roadways

Detachment members conducted focused patrols to highway traffic safety this long weekend resulting in 130 speeding charges, 16 other Highway Traffic Act offences including Distracted Driving, 2 Impaired drivers and 1 other driver receiving a 3 day licence suspension for registering a warn on the Roadside Screening Device.

Waterways and Area Trails

The North Bay Detachment Marine and Off Road Vehicle Unit were on our area water ways and trails, resulting in 1 Small Vessel charge and 2 charges related to the Off Road Vehicles Act.

Area Collisions

The focus and attention our officers put forward, along with the proper driving actions of the majority resulted in our entire Detachment area only having 2 reportable collisions during the entire Long Weekend and neither crash resulted in any injuries.

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