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Two tractor trailer drivers charged with careless driving

Monday, December 16, 2013   by: Kate Adams

OPP News Release

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ARMOUR TWP - On Friday December 10, 2013 at approximately 8:30p.m, the Ontario Provincial Police, Highway Safety Division was patrolling Highway 11, Armour Township. 

The weather was very poor at the time and a large amount of snow was falling, visibility was terrible and traffic was proceeding very slowly.

Two tractor trailers were southbound on Highway 11 travelling at a speed too fast for road conditions, causing white-out conditions when they passed other vehicles on the Highway. 

The officer charged both drivers with Careless Driving, Contrary to the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario. 

Shortly after this, the Ontario Provincial Police closed the Highway from Powassan to Huntsville due to the large amounts of snow falling and the Ministry of Transportation snow plows could no longer keep up with the amount of snow that was falling.

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Woody 12/16/2013 8:23:54 PM Report

Good job OPP. During bad conditions drivers of tractor-trailer units are a hazard because they don't reduce speed and drive to the conditions.
thechad 12/17/2013 7:52:12 AM Report

It didn't say they were speeding, is there a law in the highway traffic act saying you can't drive the speed limit when it's snowing ?
geezer1 12/17/2013 10:24:26 AM Report

@the Chad - The drivers were driving too fast for the road conditions and were charged for careless driving !! An appropriate charge under the circumstances.
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