Wellington County OPP officers laid 126 charges during the Thanksgiving Weekend Operation Impact Campaign.
95 of those charges were for speeding, eight for stunt driving, and one for distracted driving. There were 21 other moving violations issued.
The campaign targeted the “Big 4” which include alcohol/drug-impaired drivers, speeding, distracted driving and seatbelt violations.
“Once again, we would like to thank those on our roadways that made a conscious effort to drive in a safe and appropriate manner. We are encouraged that over the weekend in Wellington County we had no impaired driving incidents. Our officers also were happy to report a high compliance with seatbelt usage. It was disappointing to see that eight drivers were stopped and charged with stunt driving over the holiday weekend. Stunt driving poses a significant risk to the users of our roadways and our communities. The Ontario Provincial Police will continue to conduct strict enforcement of all unsafe driving behaviour. We all need to work together towards ensuring the safety of not only ourselves but also that of our families and our community members,” said Assistant Staff Sgt Darryl Porterfield.
Although the initiative has concluded, Wellington OPP is urging motorists to drive responsibly and within the law. OPP officers are dedicated, year-round, to traffic enforcement, contributing to the safety of both Wellington County residents and its visitors.