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OPP issues almost 7,000 speeding tickets last week

There were five fatalities over the Victoria Day long weekend
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File photo supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police

ORILLIA – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to four separate fatal motor vehicle collisions that claimed the lives of four people over the Victoria Day Long Weekend.  

In a fifth fatal incident, a youth drowned while riding an off-road vehicle through a waterway.    

Canada Road Safety Week (May 12-18, 2020) kept officers busy leading up to and over the long weekend.  

According to preliminary data, the OPP laid more than 8,000 traffic charges during the national traffic safety campaign, with speeding incurring the majority of the charges:  

Among the charges (OPP-patrolled roads only):   

Speeding:                                        6,913
Stunt driving/street racing:                 301
Failure to wear seat belt:                    291
Distracted driving:                              138
Alcohol/drug-impaired driving:           128
Careless driving:                                  92  

The OPP thanks all road users, off-road vehicle drivers and boaters who helped keep Ontario roads, trails and waterways safe over the long weekend.