CENTRE WELLINGTON – Local police laud over 50 charges in a one-day safety blitz here earlier this week.
Wellington County OPP officials say officers conducted a “targeted traffic safety enforcement initiative” in the township on April 7.
Police say the blitz focused on the OPP’s “big 4” offences – speeding/aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving and seatbelt usage – which are “the most common contributing factors to death, serious injury and property damage on our roads and highways.”
Officers laid a total of 51 charges during the initiative:
- 29 for commercial vehicle offences;
- 12 for speeding;
- two for distracted driving;
- two for failing to properly wear a seatbelt;
- six for other Highway Traffic Act offences; and
- six total warnings.
Police add three commercial motor vehicles were taken out of service “due to critical safety defects.”
Wellington County OPP will be conducting multiple one-day targeted traffic safety initiatives in different communities throughout the county, police officials say.