OPP issues 4,000 speeding tickets over long weekend
The OPP laid more than 4,000 charges for speeding over the Canada Day long weekend.
But while that number sounds high, it’s actually down from last year.
Officers doled out 6,000 charges for speeding alone during last year’s July long weekend.
OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said over 6,500 tickets for a wide variety of offences were issued from Friday to Sunday, with 84 vehicles being impounded for street racing. There were 126 impaired driving charges.
“After the speeding charges, the rest were in other categories — from seatbelts to distracted driving to license to impaired driving,” said Schmidt on Monday. “Any type of high-risk behaviour could result in injury, could result in a collision and we’re going to be out there, making sure people obey the rules of the road.”
The OPP’s marine unit nabbed people on the water, as well, with 55 boating related charges over the weekend.