The OPP will start the annual Operation Impact traffic campaign this long weekend.
From October 11 to 14, officers will be specifically targeting the "Big 4" offences to reduce injuries and deaths on Ontario's roads and trail systems.
The "Big Four" consists of alcohol/drug-impaired, speeding, distracted driving, and lack of occupant restraints. These account for the majority of motor vehicle collision fatalities and are completely preventable.
There will be zero tolerance enforcement of, but not limited to:
- Driver - Fail to properly wear seatbelt;
- Drive - hand-held communication device; and
- Commercial vehicle - follow too closely.
So far in 2019, the members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the OPP have investigated approximately 300 collisions involving motor vehicles, off-road vehicles and motorized snow vehicles of which one involved a fatal and 43 others involved injuries and 39 of the accidents were speed-related, seven were impaired related, 85 were inattentive related and six were not wearing a seatbelt or a helmet.