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OPP targeting distracted drivers this long weekend
The OPP is dedicating ten unmarked police vehicles to the roads to search for those talking on their cellphones or exhibiting other distracted behaviours
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Before you make your way out north for the long weekend, remember that the OPP are watching closely.

The focus of this long weekend initiative is distracted driving.

Drivers who talk on cell phones, text or engage in other forms of distraction while driving will be easier to spot now that the Ontario Provincial Police is dedicating more police vehicles to enforce Ontario's Distracted Driving legislation full-time.

Ten extra unmarked police vehicles will take to the roads over the Labour Day Long Weekend and the OPP anticipate that these additional resources will make Ontario roads safer for those who share the road with distracted drivers.

Thirty-five people have died so far this year in motor vehicle collisions (within OPP jurisdiction) in which an inattentive driver was a contributing factor.

In 2013, 86 people died in distraction-related collisions. This category of road fatality surpassed both impaired-related and speed-related deaths investigated by the OPP last year.

Since Ontario's distracted driving laws were introduced in 2009, the OPP has investigated 374 inattentive-related road deaths (as of August 25, 2014).

 

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Before you make your way out north for the long weekend, remember that the OPP are watching closely.

The focus of this long weekend initiative is distracted driving.

Drivers who talk on cell phones, text or engage in other forms of distraction while driving will be easier to spot now that the Ontario Provincial Police is dedicating more police vehicles to enforce Ontario's Distracted Driving legislation full-time.

Ten extra unmarked police vehicles will take to the roads over the Labour Day Long Weekend and the OPP anticipate that these additional resources will make Ontario roads safer for those who share the road with distracted drivers.

Thirty-five people have died so far this year in motor vehicle collisions (within OPP jurisdiction) in which an inattentive driver was a contributing factor.

In 2013, 86 people died in distraction-related collisions. This category of road fatality surpassed both impaired-related and speed-related deaths investigated by the OPP last year.

Since Ontario's distracted driving laws were introduced in 2009, the OPP has investigated 374 inattentive-related road deaths (as of August 25, 2014).

 

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