The Ontario Provincial Police says it partnered with several agencies—including Sarnia Police, and the Ministry of Transportation’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement division—in a two-day blitz designed to educate commercial vehicle operators through strict proactive enforcement.
Some 52 charges were laid, including speeding, using a hand-held communication device, failure to wear a seatbelt, following too close and failing to perform required inspections, according to a news release.
During the same time, 50 offence notices were issued to passenger vehicles, with 41 of those being for speeding.
An series of serious collisions on the westbound lanes of Highway 402 are said to have prompted the blitz.
In reviewing the statistics gathered from the two day initiative, speeding and following too closely appear to be of most concern, with almost half of the commercial motor vehicle charges related to those offenses.
The OPP says it will continue to concentrate their enforcement in the Highway 402 area “in order to send a clear message that speeding and following too closely will not be tolerated.”