Between June 29, 2018 and July 2, 2018 of the Canada Day holiday weekend, members of Bancroft OPP continued to focus their enforcement efforts on driving behaviours relating to aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving and seatbelt use.
As a result officers issued 63 speeding, five seatbelt, four moving violations (Follow too Close, Disobey Stop Sign) and seven other Highway Traffic Act charges. In addition there were six Compulsory Automobile Act charges, one Liquor Licence Act charge and one Small Vessel Regulations charge.
On June 29, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. officers dealt with a driver on Highway 28 who had been consuming alcohol and he subsequently registered a warning on the roadside screening device. As a result the 27-year-old man from Barrie, ON was given a seven-day driver’s licence suspension and his vehicle was towed.
On June 28, 2018 in two separate incidents officers stopped and charged two drivers with Stunt Driving for travelling 167 km/hr and 150 km/hr in 80 km/hr zones. As a result both drivers had their licences seized and their vehicles impounded for a period of seven days.
Although officers investigated seven motor vehicle collisions none resulted in life threatening injuries or fatalities. Members of Bancroft OPP wish to thank those motorists that travelled on area roads, trails and waterways who stayed focused and attentive in an effort to make safety a priority.