(PERTH COUNTY, ON) – From June 26, 2021 to July 4, 2021, members of the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) participated in a Canada Day Traffic Initiative. This traffic campaign involved proactive enforcement of the “Big 4” driving offences of Aggressive Driving/Speeding, Impaired Driving, Distracted Driving, and Seatbelt Usage throughout Perth County.
These offences continue to be contributing factors in serious motor vehicle collisions that occur on Ontario roadways. Perth County OPP members conducted a wide variety of enforcement on local roadways, in conjunction with a number of R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) spot checks to maintain the safety of our roadways.
Perth County OPP members laid over 160 charges during this initiative, including the following:
· Speeding – 130
· Failure to properly Wear Seatbelts – 4
· Stunt Driving – 2
· Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle – 1
· Distracted Driving – 1
· Other Provincial Charges – 25
The public is asked to report concerning driving behaviour immediately by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or 911 for emergencies. Reports can be submitted online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.P3tips.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.