OPP, focusing on safety, stepping up enforcement over Labour Day weekend

Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be stepping up enforcement on roads, waterways and trails this final long weekend and is asking everyone to do your part to be safe.

With good weather anticipated for the weekend, the OPP is expecting high volumes of traffic on area roadways.  "We are asking everyone to slow down, wear your seat belt, pay attention to the roadway, stay off of your cell phone and don’t consume alcohol before you get behind the wheel," said an OPP news release. "Always watch for emergency vehicles stopped along the highways and be sure to move over to give them space to work."

Lambton OPP officers will be taking a no-tolerance approach towards those who place others at risk on roadways and waterways. "We will have extra officers assigned to traffic duties and our vessels will be on the water.  Officers will also be conducting Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) checkpoints at various locations around the county."

This focus on safety is part of the OPP's ongoing efforts to decrease fatalities and injuries caused by aggressive driving, distracted driving, seat belt non-compliance, impaired driving and failing to obey Move Over laws.

"Plan to make safety a priority this weekend," said the news release. "It could mean the difference between life and death."

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