MUSKOKA, Ont. — Speeders tearing out of the city to enjoy the May 24 long weekend will be among those targeted by a crackdown that gets under way this morning.
More than 100 OPP officers will be patrolling highways from Toronto region to Haliburton and Muskoka cottage country during the four-day blitz.
Besides catching aggressive drivers, OPP and police from GTA forces will be running midnight patrols in a bid to catch the increasing number of street racers using highways, including the 400 and 407, as well as back roads for their dangerous pastime.
“The Victoria Day holiday weekend has traditionally been the first big weekend for these street racers,” OPP Sergeant Cam Woolley tells local media. “These illegal street racers move around and so will the officers. These racers usually get going with their risky behavior after midnight and go to 4 a.m.”
Nearly 700 motorists were charged during last year’s Victoria Day weekend crackdown.
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