OPP Distracted Driving Blitz
The OPP are asking the public to help them make their latest distracted driving campaign a historic success.
All week OPP detachments across the province will be taking part in a Distracted Driving Campaign for the fifth straight year. According to OPP East Region Acting Sergeant Tina Hunt inattentive or distracted drivers have become the deadliest kind of driver on roads they patrol.
In 2017 there were 83 road fatalities involving inattentive drivers, which is more than speeding, impaired or driving without a seat-belt. Hunt says since 2009, which was the year the Distracted Driving Law was put into place, there have been 692 deaths in collisions involving distracted drivers.
According to Hunt the penalties for distracted driving can include; up to $1000 in fines, three demerit points on your license and a charge of careless or dangerous driving.
OPP Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair says last year the OPP responded to over 8.700 crashes that were linked to a driver not paying attention to the road.
Brockville Police Services has announced they will also be taking part in the blitz.