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OPP LAY OVER 8,000 TRAFFIC CHARGES DURING CANADA ROAD SAFETY WEEK

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to four separate fatal motor vehicle collisions that claimed the lives of four people over the Victoria Day Long Weekend.

In a fifth fatal incident, a youth drowned while riding an off-road vehicle through a waterway.

Canada Road Safety Week kept officers busy leading up to and over the long weekend.

According to preliminary data, the OPP laid more than 8,000 traffic charges during the national traffic safety campaign, with speeding getting the majority of the charges at just under 7,000.  Stunt driving and failure to wear a seat belt were the next two charges with the most tickets.