Wellington County OPP lay 127 fines during Road Safety Week

Wellington County OPP say its officers laid 127 fines during Road Safety Week from May 18-24.

The traffic initiative focused on enforcement of the “Big 4” offences of speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving and lack of seatbelts being used.

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Police said during the week, they laid 107 speeding fines, nine for failing to properly wear a seatbelt, and four impaired driving charges.

“The vast majority of drivers observed by our officers were operating their vehicles in a safe and considerate manner,” Sgt. Darryl Porterfield.

“We continue to be particularly concerned with drivers who continue to make the conscious decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while impaired, whether it be by alcohol, drugs or a combination of both.”

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Meanwhile, Waterloo Regional Police laid 840 charges during Road Safety Week.

Among the charges, 386 people were caught speeding and 28 were driving without a seatbelt.

— With files from Global Kevin Nielsen 

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