OPP Lay Hundreds Of Charges Against Drivers On Deadly Long Weekend
Tuesday October 9, 2007
In the week since new legislation targeting speeders took effect police have nabbed more than 300 cars, catching dozens of drivers over the Thanksgiving long weekend.
The OPP's traditional safety blitz resulted in a vehicle being impounded every 25 minutes over the course of the three-day break. The new laws allow police to immediately seize cars travelling more than 50 kilometres in excess of the speed limit, suspend driver's licenses, and fine offending motorists anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000.
As of Sunday police had impounded more than 300 cars in the week since the new rules became law, and final numbers were expected to be available later Tuesday.
As always officers were also on the roads looking for motorists not wearing seatbelts and unsafe vehicles.