OPP headquarters have released the full numbers for their Labour Day long weekend campaign.
The force focused on keeping down distracted driving. They report over 250 charges for distracted driving were laid. Closer to home 38 charges were laid by OPP in their east region.
The bulk of the charges came from speeding. Killaloe OPP reported very low numbers, with 22 charges laid throughout the weekend. It was a far cry from all of the east region, that laid over 1,200 charges for speeding. Overall OPP laid over 5,000 charges for speeding. During the weekend OPP netted around 8,000 charges during the blitz.
The long weekend also included some fatalities. Seven deaths in six accidents were reported by the force. One of those deaths police said was related to distracted driving. OPP also reported that there were no boating-related fatalities this long weekend.
OPP reminds drivers to take responsibility for their own safety and to make better decisions with their handheld devices on the roads.