Over 477 Speeding Charges During Canada Day Weekend


The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in the North East Region had a very busy long weekend. Officers were out on full force on the highways, waterways and trails, targeting aggressive drivers.

One fatality involving a dirt bike was reported in the Manitoulin OPP Detachment area on June 29.

In the entire North East Region, officers laid over 700 charges, including:

Speeding – 477
Stunt Driving – 9
Hazardous Moving Violations – 39
Impaired Charges Alcohol – 4
Impaired Charges Drug – 1
Marine Charges – Small Vessel Regulations – 14
At the North Bay OPP Detachment, officers laid over 120 charges, including:

Speeding – 100
Hazardous Moving Violations – 3
Impaired Charges Alcohol – 2 (plus one Refusal)
Marine Charges – Small Vessel Regulations – 4

The Sault Ste. Marie detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was hard at work keeping the highways, trails and waterways safe over the Canada Day Long weekend between June 28 and July 1, 2019.

The OPP focused their attention on the “Big Four” – aggressive driving, alcohol/drug impairment, inattentive driving, and lack of occupant restraint. These high-risk behaviours account for the majority of motor vehicle collision fatalities and are completely preventable.

As a result, the Sault Ste. Marie OPP laid the following charges:

  • 29 Speeding Charges
  • One Stunt Racing Charge
  • One Liquor Licence Act Charge
  • One Marine (Small Vessel Regulation Charge)
  • Two Off Roads Vehicle Act Charges
  • Two Hazardous Moving Violations
  • Three Other Highway Traffic Act Charges

Summer is here and the OPP would like to remind the public that the highways, waterways and trails will have an increased flow of traffic. Please take extra time to get to your destination. If you plan on operating a boat or vehicle of any type, remember that no amount of alcohol or drugs in your system is safe when driving.


  1. The Ontario Party Poopers speed all the time, job related or not and nobody hands them any tickets. Not fair!

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