The campaign started June 14 and wrapped up June 15. It targeted aggressive commercial drivers and unsafe commercial vehicles.
Officers laid a total of 372 charges throughout Ontario, including 68 speeding charges and 193 equipment charges, in addition to the vehicles that were taken off the road due to equipment issues or hours of service violations.
In comparison, last year during Operation Corridor, a total of 320 charges were laid for various Criminal Code and Highway Traffic Act offences. Of those charges, 86 of them were for speeding.
Operation Corridor is one of six provincial and national traffic safety strategies supported by the OPP's Provincial Traffic Safety Program. The program addresses high-risk behaviours involving occupant restraint, impaired driving, aggressive driving and distracted driving emphasizing the dedication to the objectives of Canada's Road Safety Strategy 2015.
Operation Corridor is an annual provincewide commercial-vehicle road safety initiative that focuses on high visibility, enforcement and education strategies on highways and roads. The 24-hour initiative ran from 6 a.m.on June 14 to 6 a.m. on June 15.
Posted by Arron Pickard