LEEDS – The Leeds Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently wrapped up their Easter long weekend spring seatbelt campaign which started on March 30 and concluded on April 2, 2018. Over the course of the campaign officers conducted targeted enforcement looking for motorists who were not obeying seatbelt laws. As a result Leeds OPP officers laid 8 seatbelt charges over the course of the long weekend.
Although seatbelt use was the main traffic focus of the weekend officers also conducted enforcement and education activities associated with negative driving behaviours including distracted driving, impaired driving and aggressive driving in order to reduce the amount of motor vehicle collisions, injuries and deaths on OPP patrolled highways. In addition to the seatbelt offences, officers laid 1 impaired driving charge under the Criminal Code along with 137 speeding charges, 2 stunt driving charges, 13 hazardous moving violations and 1 distracted driving charge under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) over the course of the 4 day campaign.
The OPP wish to thank members of the public for their patience and cooperation during this campaign.