The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) laid more than 3,000 charges last week as officers joined North American road safety partners for Operation Safe Driver.
The annual, week-long enforcement and education campaign focused on commercial and non-commercial vehicle drivers who failed to share the road safely and engaged in risky driving behaviours.
A total of 2,927charges were laid against non-commercial drivers, with the balance of the traffic-related offences – 403 – committed by commercial drivers.
Among commercial drivers, speeding accounted for 101 charges. Ninety-five offences were related to document non-compliance, with 50 seat belt, 39 speed limiter, 38 defective equipment and 13 distracted driving offences receiving OPP attention. A total of 28 commercial vehicles were taken out of service for various violations.
Operation Safe Driver (July 11-17) was led by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance with enforcement and education initiatives conducted throughout North America.