OPP lays 403 charges against commercial drivers

by Today's Trucking

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) laid more than 3,000 charges last week as officers joined North American road safety partners for Operation Safe Driver.                                          

The annual, week-long enforcement and education campaign focused on commercial and non-commercial vehicle drivers who failed to share the road safely and engaged in risky driving behaviours.  

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A total of 2,927charges were laid against non-commercial drivers, with the balance of the traffic-related offences – 403 – committed by commercial drivers. 

Among commercial drivers, speeding accounted for 101 charges. Ninety-five offences were related to document non-compliance, with 50 seat belt, 39 speed limiter, 38 defective equipment and 13 distracted driving offences receiving OPP attention. A total of 28 commercial vehicles were taken out of service for various violations.  

Operation Safe Driver (July 11-17) was led by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance with enforcement and education initiatives conducted throughout North America.

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  • Well done. Please keep this going as way too many commercials are involved in accidents on the roadway.
    Thank you for keeping our roadways safe

  • 2,927 offences for non commercial vehicles compared to only 403 for commercial vehicles and we are the bad guys.
    Glad to see more trucks being nailed for non functioning speed limiters. Some of these guys pass you like you are sitting still.

  • It’s about dam time you started enforcing the speed limiter law as I count how many times I got passed by speeding trucks. You should focus on speed limiters and trucks using the left lane on the 401 from London to Toronto as I hardly see any opp on that stretch.

  • Well they outta come here because we have a whole bunch of new dump truckers and loggers up here that are flipping 3 a day, hitting each other head-on on the job sites, doing u-turns on the highways when they miss a turn, and can’t follow instructions because they cannot read or speak english.

    Even employees of the construction companies voiced concerns for fear of their safety. But they were told we are not allowed to speak of them.

  • We need more traffic enforcement on all of our roads. It would create safer roads and change some aggressive habits that all drivers are displaying due to no police on our roads

  • Commercial Drivers respecting all safety rules, the only way to make our industry Great again,