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Wednesday August 7th, 2013

Posted at 8:08am

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OPP say that it was a busy long weekend for them as they stepped up enforcement across the province on roads, waterways and trails.

Over the weekend, the OPP reported one fatality on roads and another fatality in a marine incident. According to OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis, the 2013 Civic Holiday long weekend saw the lowest number of fatalities in areas under OPP jurisdiction in almost 20 years.

Despite the low fatality rate, the OPP say that they laid numerous charges for various offences over the weekend.

These include 290 charges for not obeying the Move Over law, 6,052 charges for speeding, 83 street racing charges, 375 seat belt charges, 96 charges for driving while impaired by drugs or having a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) above 0.08, and 233 distracted driving charges.

The OPP also issued 91 roadside license suspensions to drivers with a BAC in the Warn Range of 0.05 to 0.08.

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