Manitoulin OPP Canada Day long weekend statistics

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(LITTLE CURRENT, ON) – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Manitoulin Detachment was hard at work keeping the highways, trails and waterways safe over the Canada Day Long weekend between June 28 and July 1, 2019.

The OPP focused their attention on the “Big Four” – aggressive driving, alcohol/drug impairment, inattentive driving, and lack of occupant restraint. 

Manitoulin OPP officers laid over 60 charges, including:

  • 37 Speeding charges 
  • Three Hazardous Moving Violations 
  • Two Seatbelt charges
  • Nine Other Highway Traffic Act Charges
  • Five Liquor Licence Act Charges
  • Two Marine (Small Vessel Regulation Charges)
  • Two Off Roads Vehicle Act Charges

Manitoulin OPP Detachment officers also investigated one fatality involving a dirt bike on June 29, 2019.

Summer is here and the OPP would like to remind the public that with the summer months brings an increased flow of traffic. Please take extra time to get to your destination. Wear your lifejacket while out on the waterways and remain sober while travelling on the highways, trails and waterways.