Stormont Dundas and Glengarry OPP will be conducting a new safety initiative for the next few weeks.

According to an OPP press release officers will be focusing on strict speed enforcement in the area around County Road 36, also known as Post Road, in South Stormont Township. This initiative is being introduced after the OPP received a number of complaints about aggressive drivers in the area.

The OPP say speeding, and other forms of aggressive driving, are dangerous behaviours that remain one of the leading causes of fatal car crashes on roads they patrol. In 2016 it was determined that speeding caused the crashes that killed 55 people. Speeding, following too closely, making unsafe lane changes and failing to yield the right-of-way are all considered aggressive driving by the OPP.

Aggressive driving is one of the OPP’s “Big Four” factors that cause road fatalities and are targeted through the Provincial Traffic Safety Program. The OPP add they remain committed to keeping the public safe by enforcing the laws associated with speeding and aggressive driving.