Orillia, Ontario – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be stepping up enforcement during Canada Road Safety Week, which runs from May 16 to 23, 2011. The week includes the first summer long weekend.

Canada Road Safety Week is sponsored by Transport Canada and endorsed by police. It is part of Road Safety Strategy 2015, with a goal of making Canada’s roads the safest in the world.

In support of the campaign, the OPP will target aggressive driving, impaired driving, seatbelt compliance and distracted driving, as well as ensuring that when an emergency vehicle is parked on the shoulder of the road with its emergency lights flashing, motorists are slowing down and, where possible, moving over a lane.

“Over and above our enforcement efforts during Canada Road Safety Week, we are well prepared for the anticipated increase in traffic and the start of the boating season and off-road recreational activities this coming May long weekend,” said Chief Superintendent Bill Grodzinski. “The OPP aircraft will be in use to assist officers on the ground who are watching for aggressive drivers and speeders.”

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