Highway traffic crackdown results in many charges

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TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) were out in full force last week to crack down on unsafe drivers traveling the busiest highway in Canada.

The two-day Operation Corridor saw more than 250 officers patrolling the 820km stretch between Windsor and the Quebec border.

The Highway Rangers, Truck Troopers and R.I.D.E. units as well as ministry officers were among those patrolling the highway. Laser speed traps, radar units capable of catching multiple cars at once, a helicopter watching overhead, motorcycles, and unmarked cruisers caught and charged 1,200 of the 1,600 drivers stopped on the first day of the blitz.

Truck Troopers were also keeping close tabs on potentially dangerous tractor-trailers at every truck weigh scale open on the highway, and police impounded 119 trucks for being unsafe on day one of the crackdown.

This is the second time the O.P.P. has staged such a massive blitz. The first was in 2000, when more than 3,000 charges were laid. Last year’s was cancelled by the events of September 11th.

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