The Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) patrolled the roadways over the past long weekend, with a focus on the “BIG 4”.
Impaired Driving – Driving while your ability is affected by alcohol and or drugs is a criminal offence in Canada. If convicted, you could lose your licence, be fined, or receive jail time.
Distracted Driving – Driving without your full attention is distracted driving and if convicted you could receive demerit points, fine, licence suspension or even jail time.
Aggressive Driving – Aggressive driving is speeding, following too closely behind another vehicle, not stopping at posted stop signs or passing another vehicle when it is not safe to do so. These offences have varying fines and demerit points.
Seatbelts – Every person travelling in a motor vehicle must wear a seatbelt or use a child car seat, and drivers are responsible for ensuring that all passengers under 16 years of age are using a seatbelt or child car seat properly. Failing to do this will result in a fine and demerit points.
The Killaloe OPP laid several charges during the campaign, including 30 speeding charges, two impaired charges, one Cannabis Act charge, two Liquor Licence Act charges, one Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act charge and two charges in relation to the Highway Traffic Act.
“The OPP is committed to public safety on our roadways, and this is a shared responsibility with motorists who need to make safe driving a priority.”
Yarmel,C.,OPP Killaloe Detachment(2023,Sept.05) KILLALOE OPP RESULTS – LABOUR DAY LONG WEEKEND TRAFFIC CAMPAIGN [media release]