Road Safety Week results

LONDON – West Region OPP officers laid over 2,600 charges during the Canada Road Safety Week campaign May 16 to 22.

The campaign targeted what the OPP calls its “big four” factors in crashes on Ontario roads: impaired driving, aggressive driving, failure to wear a seatbelt and distracted/inattentive driving.

During the six-day campaign, officers with 13 detachments  in the West Region laid the following charges (2022 charges in brackets):

– 1,552 for speeding (1,609);

– 60 for impaired driving charges (72);

– 94 for seatbelt violations (78);

– 22 for distracting driving (27).

“Sadly, the OPP responded to seven road fatalities during the annual initiative, with three of the fatal collisions occurring over the long weekend,” police stated in a press release. 

“The OPP thanks all drivers and other road users who did their part to help keep the motoring public safe during the annual campaign … and do so throughout the year.”