Local police have wrapped up their recent transport truck enforcement blitz – Operation Corridor. The campaign has led to a variety of charges in the region and across the province.

In the North West Region, the OPP laid the following charges to transport truck drivers between July 15 and July 21:

- 79 speeding charges,
- 8 speed limiter charges,
- 2 seatbelt offences,
- 1 distracted driving charge,
- 2 following too closely charges,
- 45 charges for improper documentation,
- 6 defective equipment charges.

Police also took 14 commercial motor vehicles out of service during the campaign. Across Ontario, police stopped 4,254 commercial motor vehicles, laid 2,479 charges and took 120 unsafe vehicles off of the roads.

“Passenger vehicles are also reminded that they are accountable to the law, and should provide adequate space to CMVs to ensure the highways are safe for everyone,” said the OPP, in a prepared release.

“As expected, our officers noted that the vast majority of CMV drivers were operating their trucks in a safe manner during this initiative. The OPP would like to thank these -and other - drivers who contribute to safe roads and help save lives.”

Fatal transport truck collisions have risen by 38 per cent across the province on OPP-patrolled roads this year, with 41 fatalities. However, in the North West Region, they have fallen by 60 per cent in 2018, with 2 fatalities recorded out of 5 crashes involving a transport truck.

Across the province in 2018, the OPP has laid more than 1,615 speeding charges, 354 distracted driving charges and 963 defective equipment-related charges against transport truck drivers. Police have also investigated more than 3,600 transport truck-related collisions, which represent 11 per cent of the total number of collisions on OPP-patrolled roads.

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OPP targeting transport trucks

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