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PREVENTABLE ROAD FATALITIES SET FOR 10-YEAR HIGH Huron County OPP Sees a Rise in Impaired & Speeding Charges During Campaign

(HURON COUNTY, ON) – The results for the Canada Road Safety Week traffic safety campaign are in for Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the overall results point to the campaign being a success.

In terms of Huron OPP providing robust and targeted enforcement of risky driving behaviours of Impaired Driving, Aggressive Driving, Inattentive/Distracted Driving and Failing to Wear a Seatbelt, Huron County OPP was at or near the top in most of these categories for West Region OPP. Speeding charges were significantly up from 149 during last years campaign to 267 this year and Impaired Operation charges jumped from one to six this year.

“This year’s Canada Road Safety Week traffic safety campaign was a very busy week for our detachment members dedicating numerous hours of proactive enforcement and visibility throughout the county and I’m very pleased to report these efforts contributed to keeping our local roadways safe from serious and fatal collisions. The overwhelming majority of drivers adopted and maintained safe driving behaviours during the campaign. And for those drivers that failed to align with the campaign theme of “Safer You. Safer Me” hopefully our enforcement efforts will be the catalyst for them to make some changes”

– Interim Huron County OPP Detachment Commander – Acting Inspector Ryan Olmstead

The campaign theme this year was “Safer You. Safer Me” and although nearly 300 drivers were charged by Huron County OPP during the campaign, Huron OPP is pleased to report the roadways remained free for any serious crashes during the campaign. Huron OPP officers investigated a total of 17 crashes during the campaign. Eight of them were animal related crashes and only one involved injury.

Some of the highlights of the Canada Road Safety Week Campaign for Huron County OPP included:

6 drivers charged with Impaired Operation
267 drivers charged with Speeding offences (the highest amount in West Region OPP)
16 drivers charged with Seatbelt Offences
2 drivers charged with Stunt Driving

Although the Canada Road Safety Week campaign has come to an end drivers can expect to see a high level of visibility and enforcement throughout the county throughout the remainder of the year.

Canada Road Safety Week is led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and supports Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025

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