The OPP have released the stats from their latest long weekend blitz of provincial highways and waterways.
Four males lost their lives over the holiday: one was a passenger in a vehicle crash and another died in a boating incident on Saturday. The next day, a third male died when his bike collided with a vehicle. And just hours later, the fourth death was recorded when an off-road vehicle collided with another vehicle.
Although officers were watching for what they call the Big 4, that is impaired, aggressive and distracted drivers as well as those not properly buckled in, the main focus of the weekend blitz was Ontario’s Move Over law. Drivers should change lanes when there is an emergency vehicle off on the shoulder, and if that is not possible, drivers should slow down.
There were 159 charges laid in relation to the law, which brings the year-to-date total to 1,300.
Marine officers kept busy checking on boats on provincial waterways, and laid more than 180 alcohol and other marine-related charges.
— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) July 31, 2016