(RAINY RIVER, ON) – Over this past Victoria Day long weekend, members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment worked diligently to increase road safety through targeted enforcement efforts as part of Canada’s Road Safety Week (CRSW). The goal of CRSW is to reduce high-risk driving behaviours and save lives on OPP-patrolled roads.
Officers conducted patrols and RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) programs throughout the Rainy River District. As a result of the initiative, officers laid in excess of 60 Provincial Offence Notices for various traffic-related offences.
Members of the Rainy River District OPP further partnered with members of the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to conduct safety lane inspections on suspect vehicles. As a result of the partnership, officers inspected 14 vehicles, 13 of which were found to have significant safety infractions. Those vehicles were removed from the road by officers, increasing road safety.
The OPP reminds motorists to take care and use caution when travelling on roadways and highways.
Source: OPP Media Release