OPP lays 7,300 charges over Labour Day weekend

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to four traffic fatalities over the Labour Day long weekend. Two people lost their lives in road collisions, while two others were killed in separate off-road vehicle incidents.

These latest incidents bring the number of fatalities to 180 on OPP-patrolled roads and 15 deaths on OPP-patrolled trails.

Officers laid a total of 7,331 traffic charges over the weekend. Speeding accounted for 4,877 of the offences, with an additional 151 stunt/racing charges laid.

Among the offences: seatbelt non-compliance (259 charges), alcohol/drug-impaired driving (100 charges) and distracted driving (75 charges). Officers also laid 85 marine-related and 47 off-road vehicle-related charges.

In West Region, officers made 1682 traffic stops, laying 1411 total charges, including 953 speeding charges, 28 stunt/racing charges, 25 alcohol/drug-impaired driving charges, 27 seatbelt non-compliance charges and 16 distracted driving charges.

The OPP thanks all drivers and passengers who did their part to keep roads, trails and waterways safe throughout the Labour Day long weekend.