OPP lay over 1,500 charges in distracted driving campaign

OPP lay over 1,500 charges in distracted driving campaign

To The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were highly visible over March Break as they sought out and spotted a number of drivers who were holding or using a hand-held electronic device during their Distracted Driving Campaign (March 11 to 17, 2019).

In OPP West Region, officers laid 144 distracted driving charges and four distracted driving-related careless driving charges. Of these, 32 distracted driving charges and one careless driving charge were in Haldimand. During the province-wide initiative, the OPP laid a total of 1,508 distracted driving charges. Officers laid an additional 51 distraction-related careless driving charges against drivers who were caught dividing their attention between driving and some other activity that made roads unsafe.

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