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Operation Safe Trucking Yields Charges

OPP across Eastern Ontario laid hundreds of charges and warnings to truckers.

The blitz lasted from August 18th to the 24th. The focus was on making sure truckers were following the rules of the road. OPP says it laid nearly 300 charges and issued 120 warnings for various issues.

The highest number of charges were caused by improper documentation and speeding. Charges were also filed for moving and speed limiter violations, defective equipment and distracted driving. OPP say specially trained members conducted 20 vehicle inspections during the blitz. They say ten of the vehicles inspected were taken out of service for unsafe equipment.

Inspector Paul Bedard of OPP East Region says his hope is that through enforcement and education that roads will be safe. He also says the increased enforcement prevented serious accidents on the road.

Written by Trevor Smith Millar

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