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45 traffic charges issued by Manitoulin OPP over Thanksgiving weekend

Among the charges were 33 for speeding
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File photo supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police
Members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were engaged with the Operation Impact Thanksgiving Long weekend traffic initiative between Oct. 9 and Oct. 12, 2020.

Operation Impact is an annual traffic safety initiative during which Canadian police partners target the four main behaviours that continue to cost the significant loss of life on roads every year. 

The four behaviours, better known as the "Big 4", are offences that place drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk. They are alcohol/drug impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding/aggressive driving, as well as failure to wear seat belts.

A total of 45 traffic related charges were issued in the Manitoulin OPP Detachment area, which were: 

  • 33 speeding
  • One stunt driving
  • Two seatbelt violations
  • Eight moving violations
  • One impaired driving.

Officers also responded to 153 calls for service during this time period.

Remember, the choices you make as a driver and passenger can have a significant impact on road safety. Let's all continue to do our part to keep everyone safe.