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Area OPP issued 352 tickets during the month of July

Southern Georgian Bay OPP conducted 140 hours of patrol in noted areas
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File photo supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police

During the month of July 2021, uniform officers from the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have responded to public complaints of motorists and commercial vehicles speeding and other related traffic violations on area roadways. Calls to the OPP Communications Centre and through the OPP Online Reporting have been recorded and acted upon as follows:

  • Officers attended 47 complaint areas and issued 352 tickets and warned 238 drivers for their driving infractions.
  • 140 hours of focused patrol in these noted areas

Officers also provided 8 hours of R.I.D.E. check stops checking 350 vehicles for signs of impairment.

Need to know - Important road safety changes that came into effect on July 1, 2021:

Ontario is taking action against stunt driving with the introduction of the Moving Ontario More Safety Act, also known as the MOMS Act to increase road safety.

  • The first change is an increase in the previous seven-day vehicle impoundment period to 14 days. 
  • The second change is the introduction of a lower speed threshold for street racing offenders on municipal roads. On roads with a posted speed limit of less than 80 km/h, drivers caught traveling 40 km/h over the speed limit face racing/stunt driving charges (the previous limit was 50 km/h over the speed limit). 

Please click on the following Ministry of Transportation link- (ADLS) for information on licence suspensions.

Drivers are reminded that several roadway construction projects in the North Simcoe area are underway and should allow extra driving time for possible interruptions and adjust for traffic flow changes. Agricultural activity is also in full swing from now till late fall and all drivers should be vigilant on rural roads for heavy farm equipment that may be wider and slower than regular traffic.