The Temiskaming Detachment of the OPP is reminding the motoring public about Operation Safe Trucking.
This annual campaign focuses on enforcing rules of the road and moving violations, but specifically for Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV).
The OPP investigates thousands of preventable CMV collisions every year, making this a serious road safety issue.
In 2015 and 2016, the OPP responded to a total of 13,668 collisions, a year that involved large commercial transport trucks in which 155 people lost their lives.
So far this year (January 1 to October 15, 2017), the OPP has responded to more than 5,000 transport truck-related collisions; 67 lives were lost in 56 of the collisions.
As part of the OPP's commitment to saving lives on Ontario roads, the OPP has developed a CMV Collision Mitigation Strategy that aims to reduce the number of CMV-related collisions on OPP-patrolled roads and highways.
Officers will be focusing on violations such as:
- Follow too close,
- Improper lane change,
- Distracted Driving,
- Improper Turns,
- Fail to Yield Right of Way,
- Improper Passing and
- Disobey Traffic Control.