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More than 200 speeding charges laid during Canada Road Safety Week

'The main focus of the initiative is on impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving and lack of seatbelt use'
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More than 210 speeding charges highlighted the North Bay OPP results from Canada Road Safety Week, which ran from May 12 to 18. 

The OPP say the campaign is designed to increase public compliance with safe driving measures and target behaviours that put motorists, passengers and pedestrians at risk. 

"The main focus of the initiative is on impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving and lack of seatbelt use," the OPP release stated. 

During this year's campaign, North Bay OPP officers were present and visible on local roadways which resulted in the following:

  • One Impaired by Alcohol charge
  • One Impaired by Drug charge
  • 212 Speeding charges
  • Three Stunt Driving charges
  • One Careless Driving charge
  • Two Warn Range Suspensions
  • Three Distracted Driving charges

Officers will continue to monitor local streets and highways and conduct enforcement as necessary. 

The OPP would like to remind the public that traffic in our area increases during the summer months, so please practice safe driving habits. "

"Reduce your speed, ensure you are well rested prior to traveling and buckle up," the release continued.  

The OPP add that road safety is everyone's responsibility. 




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