(HURON COUNTY, ON) – Members of the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and the Huron OPP Marine unit took part in the Civic Holiday Long Weekend Traffic Campaign from August 4, 2023, to August 7, 2023. Focus was placed on traffic moving over for emergency vehicles and tow trucks, as well as the “Big Four” which include: distracted driving, alcohol/drug impaired driving, speeding/aggressive driving, and lack of occupant restraint use.
Huron OPP officers laid 108 charges during the initiative including:
– 81 speeding charges,
– 3 stunt driving charges,
– 1 charge under the Cannabis Control Act
Officers also issued 54 warnings during the campaign period.
Did You Know?
Ontario’s Move Over law became law in 2003. The law requires drivers approaching a stopped emergency vehicle with its emergency lights activated or a tow truck with its amber lights flashing, to slow down, move over, if safe to do so, and proceed with caution. If the highway has more than one lane, the law requires the driver to move over and leave space between their vehicle and the parked emergency vehicle or tow truck if it can be done safely.
The law carries a $490 to $2,000 fine plus three demerit points upon conviction.