OPP in Haliburton say 68 motorists were pulled over and charged for speeding over the Canada Day long weekend.
From June 30 to July 3, officers targeted what they call the “Big 4” causes of collisions: speeding, distracted driving, impaired driving and aggressive driving.
They charged 68 with speeding, two with distracted driving, two for not wearing seatbelts, and 31 for other Highway Traffic Act offenses.
“The Haliburton Highl ands OPP are pleased to note that were neither any serious personal injury collisions nor fatalities on the local highways, waterways, and trails in Haliburton County,” police stated in a media release issued Tuesday. “The Big 4 is a daily concern on our roadways especially during a long weekend where roads are much busier with the public traveling to their vacation destinations. There were numerous charges laid during this Canada day weekend initiative.”
If you suspect that someone is operating a motor boat or off-road vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, do not hesitate to report it to the police by calling 1-888-310-1122 or 9-1-1 or *OPP (677) on your cell phone.