Wellington County OPP were busy on area highways, trails and waterways over the long weekend and are pleased to report that there were no serious motor vehicle collisions over that time period. Officers investigated 17 collisions throughout the county, ranging from minimal injury to property damage only.
As part of the Provincial Move Over initiative, officers were focusing on drivers who failed to slow down and/or move over for emergency vehicles and tow trucks that were parked on the roadside with their emergency lights activated. Locally, 29 drivers were charged for failing to “Move Over” and issued Provincial Offences Notices for those charges.
While enforcement and education of the motoring public was directed at the Move Over legislation, other traffic act violations that affect traffic safety were not ignored. Wellington OPP issued a total of 194 Provincial Offence Notices over the three-day initiative including the following:
- 100 Speeding Violations
- Four Seatbelt Infractions
- One Distracted Driving
- Four Liquor Licence Charges
- Five Insurance related charges
Other moving violations under the Highway Traffic Act as well as Marine safety enforcement were also issued.