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Tuesday August 2nd, 2016

Posted at 5:28pm

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It was a busy long weekend for Essex County OPP.

Over the course of the four-day long weekend, local OPP officers were busy ensuring that the motoring public got to their destinations safely, through enforcement.

‚ÄúThis past Civic Day Long Weekend Driving Campaign, Essex County OPP members, in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation, charged thirty-two motorists with failure to Move over for an Emergency Vehicle. This was the highest number of charges laid within West Region OPP Jurisdiction and 5th highest in the Province for the Move Over law. The OPP is committed to strictly enforcing this important highway traffic law for your adherence helps to protect not only the police and emergency vehicles but the motoring public as well,” said Essex County OPP Detachment Commander Glenn Miller.

Here is a look at the weekend changes:

Fail to Move Over for Emergency Vehicles: 32

Other Moving Violations: 6

Speeding: 40

Seatbelt: 1

Distracted Driving: 4

Other Highway Traffic Act Charges: 16

Along with those charges laid under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario, officers also charged:

Compulsory Automobile Act Charges: 4

Impaired Driving: 1

Warn Range Suspensions: 6

Marine Offences: 1

Drug Offences: 1

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