98 charges over 2 days in Norfolk County traffic blitz
An OPP detachment is seen in Simcoe, Ont., on Friday, June 27, 2014. (Abigail Bimman / CTV Kitchener)
Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:27PM EDT
Nearly 100 drivers were charged during a two-day traffic blitz on three roads in Norfolk County last week.
OPP say they sent officers to three roads known for their high collision rates – Highway 24 south of Simcoe, St. John’s Road East north of Port Dover, and Blueline Road between Waterford and Port Dover.
Eighteen hours of patrolling those roads resulted in a total of 98 charges.
Most of those charges – 81 in total – were for speeding. Six more were for commercial vehicle infractions.
Police say two charges apiece were laid for stunt driving, driving without insurance, driving without validation plates and tobacco offences, while stop sign violations, driving without a licence and other traffic offences prompted one charge each.
Similar patrols will take place every month, police say.