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Civic long weekend sees four auto insurance charges by OPP

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Members of the Nipissing West Detachments of the OPP and the Sudbury OPP Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement Team, were out patrolling the highways, trails, and waterways this past Civic Day long weekend for a provincial traffic initiative which took place from Friday, July 29 to Monday, August 1.

The campaign focused on increasing public awareness and compliance with traffic laws relating to "Move Over and the Big Four", which consists of alcohol/drug impaired, distracted driving, speeding and lack of occupant restraints.

The following are the results of this year's campaign for the Nipissing West OPP Detachment and the Sudbury TIME Team members conducting 148 traffic stops that resulted in 96 charges, including:

  • 76-Speeding charges
  • Six-Stunt Driving charge
  • Two-Impaired charges
  • One-Cannabis Control Act charge
  • Four-Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act charges
  • Seven-Other Provincial Statute charges


Officers also responded to 155 calls for service during this time-period.

While the OPP and its traffic safety partners remain committed to saving lives on our roads, drivers, passengers, and other road users can significantly contribute to safe roads by avoiding risks and complying with all traffic laws.