Distracted Driving Campaign Nets Multiple Charges


(LITTLE CURRENT, ON) – The Manitoulin-Espanola Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently wrapped up a week-long Distracted Driving campaign which started on March 12, 2018 and concluded on March 18, 2018.

Over the course of the campaign officers kept observation for motorists who were using a cell phone while driving. During the week a total of ten (10) motorists were charged with using a hand-held electronic device while driving and one (1) driver was charged with careless driving which was distraction related.

OPP officers worked extremely hard to keep Manitoulin and Espanola roadways safe, resulting in several other charges:

37 Speeding charges
8 Suspended Driving charges
1 Stunt Driving charge
3 Seatbelt charges
20 other Provincial Offences charges

As the Easter Long Weekend approaches officers will be taking part in the OPP’s Easter Long Weekend Spring Seat Belt Campaign which runs from March 30 to April 2, 2018. Seat belts save lives. Buckle Up!



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