Here's How Many Charges OPP Laid Against Truck Drivers in 24 Hours
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) held a transport truck blitz recently, and the results are in. Hundreds of charges were laid over just a 24-hour period.
According to a recent release, OPP laid a whopping total of 697 charges against transport truck drivers and took 63 trucks out of service during the OPP’s Operation Corridor enforcement initiative from June 13-14, 2018.
OPP and the Ministry of Transportation stopped a total of 1,692 trucks during the 24-hour blitz.
The list was topped by speeding at 226 charges laid, with defective equipment following up at 176 charges.
“Other charges ranged from unsecured loads to distracted driving, reaffirming the OPP’s commitment to its Commercial Motor Vehicle Collision Mitigation Strategy with the goal of saving lives on Ontario roads,” reads the release.
Here are the official campaign results:
- Distracted Charges: 28
- Speeding charges: 226
- Speed Limiter charges: 38
- Follow Too Close charges: 18
- Unsafe Lane Change charges: 10
- Move Left Charges: 4
- Other Hazardous Moving Violations charges: 30
- Seatbelt charges: 107
- Equipment charges: 176
- Insecure Load charges: 28
- Hours of Services charges: 31
- Impaired Driving charges: 0
- Other Criminal offences: 1
- Number of Out-of-Service Vehicles: 63
- Total Number of Vehicles Stopped: 1,692
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