Speeding Drivers Worry Bruce Peninsula OPP

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Bruce Peninsula OPP is concerned about motorists using excessive speed on local roads

So far this month, police have charged six motorists for racing or stunt driving, two others for excessive speed, and one for failing to stop for an emergency vehicle.

The suspect drivers face impounded vehicles, suspended licences, and court appearances

The OPP says officers will target unsafe driving practices especially as the Civic Holiday long weekend approaches.

Police are asking drivers to make safety a priority.

“We will continue to strategically deploy our resources and focus our enforcement to ensure public safety on our highways,” says Detachment Commander Jason Younan from the Bruce Peninsula OPP.

The Bruce Peninsula OPP is also requesting the public to be aware of all emergency personnel, including police, fire and ambulance; as they are required to do their work on the shoulders of busy highways. For safety reasons, the law requires all drivers to slow down and proceed with caution when passing an emergency vehicle parked on the side of the highway with its lights activated.