OPP cracking down on “distracted driving” this week

If you live in Ontario you might want to be extra careful this week while driving. The OPP is on a mission and will be “using all available resources” to enforce Canada Road Safety Week. Top of mind for them heading into this long weekend is looking out for “aggressive driving, impaired driving, seatbelt compliance and distracted driving”. Ontario banned the use of hand-held devices while driving last year and this includes talking, texting, e-mailing, web or using your GPS.

Chief Superintendent Bill Grodzinski, Commander of the OPP’s Highway Safety Division said “Over and above our enforcement efforts during Canada Road Safety Week, we are well-prepared for the anticipated increase in traffic and the start of the boating season and off-road recreational activities this coming May long weekend. The OPP aircraft will be in use to assist officers on the ground who are watching for aggressive drivers and speeders”.

Source: CNW