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Local police kept busy with traffic complaints in April

Southern Georgian Bay OPP issued 474 tickets for traffic offences last month, including three 19-year-olds for stunt driving near local detachment
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During the month of April, uniform officers from the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) 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 53 complaint areas and issued 474 tickets and warned 203 drivers for their driving infractions
  • Officers conducted RIDE check stops at 66 various locations, checking 1,400 vehicles for signs of impairment
  • Four persons were charged with impaired driving after investigation
  • One charge of refusal to provide a breath sample
  • One dangerous driving charge was issued after investigation
  • One driver was charged with driving while prohibited under the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Three drivers, all 19 years or younger, lost their driving privileges and vehicles after they were stopped on Highway 12 in Midland and charged for a stunt driving offence — exceeding the posted speeds limits as follows 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 travelling 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 for information on licence suspensions and further for information on speeding and aggressive driving risks and penalties.