Over 500 charges laid in Caledon cops Easter road safety blitz

Published April 13, 2023 at 12:43 pm

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Police in Caledon laid hundreds of charges ranging from speeding to impaired driving during a province-wide road safety crackdown on the Easter long weekend.

The OPP says officers were out in force on Ontario roads and highways last weekend for a road safety blitz and laid over 10,000 charges.

The Caledon OPP alone says it conducted some 370 traffic stops between Friday, April 7 and Monday, April 10. Police in Caledon wrapped up the weekend blitz with 510 charges laid including:

  • 177 speeding charges
  • 109 seatbelt charges
  • 23 distracted driving charges
  • Three impaired operation charges
  • Six stunt driving charges

The crackdown was part of a province-wide initiative and Sgt. Kerry Schmidt with the OPP Highway Safety Division said more than of the 10,000 charges laid were for speeding, and more than 1500 were for seatbelt infractions.

Schmidt said three people were killed in collisions over the long weekend. Police are reminding drivers to be cautious and take extra care around motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians as warmer temperatures return.

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