The week of July 11 to 17, 2021 noticed Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) operating their Operation Protected Driver marketing campaign. The annual week-long enforcement and training marketing campaign centered on business and non-commercial car drivers who didn’t share the highway safely and engaged in dangerous driving behaviours.
In the course of the marketing campaign, the OPP laid 3,300 costs as officers joined North American highway security companions for Operation Protected Driver. A complete of two,927 costs have been laid in opposition to non-commercial drivers, with the steadiness of the traffic-related offences (403) dedicated by business drivers, in keeping with a launch from the OPP, dated Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2021.
Amongst non-commercial drivers, OPP mentioned rushing far outnumbered all different offence classes with 2,032 rushing costs laid. Seat belt non-compliance accounted for 151 of the fees, with 71 fail to obey site visitors management, 64 distracted driving and 33 alcohol/drug-impaired costs being issued.
Amongst business drivers, rushing additionally accounted for the best quantity (101) of costs, in keeping with the OPP. Ninety-five (95) offences have been associated to doc non-compliance, with 50 seat belt, 39 velocity limiter, 38 faulty gear and 13 distracted driving offences receiving OPP consideration. A complete of 28 business automobiles have been taken out of service for varied violations, police mentioned.
Operation Protected Driver (July 11-17, 2021) was led by the Business Car Security Alliance (CVSA) with enforcement and training initiatives performed all through North America.
The OPP reminds all motorists that the overwhelming majority of collisions, fatalities and accidents on our roads are preventable via secure, defensive driving practices.
For extra data, go to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) website.