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.

For more information:
OPP targeting transport trucks

More Local News

Dryden students cast their ballot

Students in Dryden took part in a mock municipal election. Students from Dryden High School, St Joseph's School, and New Prospect all agreed with the Dryden electorate and re-elected Greg Wilson as…

Wisconsin man fined $2500 for fishing violations

A Wisconsin man has been fined for fishing violations. Richard Estridge of Danbury pleaded guilty and was fined $1,800 for possessing six more walleye than allowed under the Ontario Fishery…

Wilson re-elected as Mayor

Incumbent Mayor Greg Wilson of Wilson's Business Solutions is hoping to follow-through on programs put in place during his first term in office, now that he's been re-elected as the city's…

Municipal elections results in for Dryden

Results are now available for the council seats in Dryden. The Mayor of Dryden is incumbent and businessman Greg Wilson. The council seat were won by; Returning councillor Norm BushReturning…

Lawrance elected in Sioux Lookout

Doug Lawrance has been re-elected as mayor of Sioux Lookout. He defeated former mayor Dennis Leney, who had also run in 2014. The municipality has been active in trying to improve long-term care for…

Mayor and council selected for Sioux Lookout

Results are in for Sioux Lookout's new council. The position of Mayor was won by incumbent Doug Lawrance. Sioux Loookout's councillors are:John BathJoyce TimpsonCory Allan LagoCalvin SouthallJoe…

Griffiths wins Machin election

Gord Griffiths has won the Mayor's seat in Machin. Griffiths has previously served two terms as a councillor for the municipality, and finished with 186 votes. He defeated Drew Myers, who served the…

Local school board results

Results for trustees from across the district are also in for local school boards. For the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board, the members are: Barb Gauthier has been re-elected as the Dryden…

Polls now closed in the district

Polls are closed for Municipal elections across the district. Greg Wilson is running for re-election against former mayor Roger Valley in Dryden. We're also watching some good races for the mayor's…

Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls has their mayor

Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls has their new Mayor. Ballots close at 8 p.m across Ontario, but Norbert Dufresne has been acclaimed Mayor of the Township. Dufrense was the only one nominated for the…

KenoraOnline.com is Kenora's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login