recent spike in fatalities prompts local police traffic blitz

Recent spike in fatalities prompts local police traffic blitz

Due to a recent spike in roadway fatalities, the Grey-Bruce OPP conducted a traffic blitz to help curb dangerous driving.

So far this year, the Grey-Bruce region has one of the highest fatality rates in the OPP west region from motor vehicle accidents. The traffic blitz was conducted on November 25, and 28 drivers were charged with speeding related offences. Officers also laid four charges for commercial motor vehicles, one of which had improper brakes, and that vehicle was put out of service.

Police are urging drivers to plan ahead, slow down when necessary, drive to the conditions, and don’t drive distracted or impaired.

At a conference held earlier in the year at OPP West Region Headquarters, Acting Superintendent Shawn Johnson stated “When you factor in alcohol or drug impairment, distraction, speed, or other aggressive behaviours, you have a recipe for tragedy. These are collisions that don’t need to happen; they are entirely preventable, and it needs to stop.”

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