Orillia, Ontario – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid 355 charges following “Operation Corridor,” a one-day, province-wide initiative targeting unsafe commercial drivers and their vehicles.
The annual border-to-border highway safety initiative focuses on high police visibility, enforcement and education opportunities on all 400 series provincial highways, and highways 11 and 17. The project began at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 18 and ended 24 hours later.
OPP officers stopped 1,431 commercial vehicles, taking 31 of them out of service due to various equipment issues or hours of service violations. The police also laid 131 charges for speeding; 10 for following too close; 43 for other hazardous moving violations; 82 equipment-related charges; and three for drinking and driving.
During the 2009 operation, 1,532 vehicles were stopped, resulting in 285 charges being laid.