Posts Tagged ‘highway traffic act’

Busy Weekend For Superior East OPP Wawa

Busy Weekend For Superior East OPP Wawa

WAWA, ON – The annual Wawa Ice fishing derby weekend proved to be a busy weekend for members of the Superior East Wawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). During the weekend police conducted 5 R.I.D.E. Programs at various locations checking 200 vehicles and 50 sleds. Joint patrols [Read more]

Wawa OPP: Highway Traffic Act Amendments – Pedestrian Safety

Wawa OPP: Highway Traffic Act Amendments – Pedestrian Safety

WAWA, ON – The Superior East Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is advising motorist of the new legislative amendments to the Highway Traffic Act sections 140 and 176 which have become into force January 1, 2016. The Act will require drivers to stop and yield the entire roadway to pedestrians and [Read more]

OPP Respond to Collision on Highway 11/17 and John St.

OPP Respond to Collision on Highway 11/17 and John St.

THUNDER BAY, ON – Earlier today, January 18, 2016 at approximately 12:39 pm, Officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 11/17 and John Street. Thunder Bay Fire Department and Superior [Read more]

Drivers Charged With Racing/Stunt Law

Drivers Charged With Racing/Stunt Law

MARATHON ON – On Highway 17 in the Marathon area over the previous week, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers have charged two drivers under the Highway Traffic Act for speeding 50km/hr over the posted speed limit. Drivers are reminded that driving speeds of 50km/hr over the posted speed [Read more]

Letter to the Editor : OPP Dash-Cams & Body-Worn Cameras

Letter to the Editor : OPP Dash-Cams & Body-Worn Cameras

Given the recent media coverage on In-Car Cameras (ICCs), often referred to as “Dash Cams,” I want to clarify some of the misinformation that was conveyed in relation to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). In 2004, the OPP installed approximately 80 cameras in front-line police vehicles as [Read more]

Marathon OPP Seize Marijuana and Marijuana Products

Marathon OPP Seize Marijuana and Marijuana Products

MARATHON ON –Regarding the seizure on November 1st, 2015 of approximately 15kg of raw cannabis marijuana as well as a large amount of edible marijuana products, an estimated street value of $900,000 has been calculated. The accused, Steven CHURCHILL, a 50 year old male from Surrey, BC.  was [Read more]

Traffic Stop In Greenstone Leads To Multiple Charges

Traffic Stop In Greenstone Leads To Multiple Charges

GREENSTONE, ON – On June 27, 2015 at approximately 10:38pm, a member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Greenstone Detachment conducted a traffic stop for speeding on Highway 11 in the area of Hardrock Road, Municipality of Greenstone, District of Thunder Bay.  The subsequent police [Read more]

Dashboard Camera Assists Police With Careless Charge

Dashboard Camera Assists Police With Careless Charge

GREENSTONE, ON – April 28, 2015 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Greenstone Detachment received a report of a Fail to Remain Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC) on Highway 11 at the intersection of Highway 11 and Road 801 in the Municipality of Greenstone. The driver of the other involved [Read more]

-UPDATE- Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision East of Longlac

-UPDATE- Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision East of Longlac

Charges Laid GREENSTONE, ON – On December 6, 2014 at approximately 7:20pm, members of the Greenstone Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 11 approximately 78.5 kilometres east of Longlac.  Investigation determined that the [Read more]

Province Introducing New Legislation to Make Ontario’s Roads Safer

Province Introducing New Legislation to Make Ontario’s Roads Safer

Improving Road Safety Ontario is introducing legislation that, if passed, would help keep the province’s roads among the safest in North America by reducing collisions, injuries and fatalities. If passed, the proposed legislation and supporting amendments to the Highway Traffic Act will make [Read more]

Hearst Driver Charged For Speeding In Greenstone

Hearst Driver Charged For Speeding In Greenstone

DRIVER CHARGED FOR SPEEDING AT OR IN EXCESS OF 50KM/H OVER THE POSTED LIMIT GREENSTONE, ON – On August 10, 2014 a member of the Greenstone Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a black Ford Explorer travelling east bound at a high rate of speed on Highway 11, west of Camp 25 Road. The police [Read more]

NUMBER OF “MOVE OVER” CHARGES HIGHEST SINCE 2010=

NUMBER OF “MOVE OVER” CHARGES HIGHEST SINCE 2010=

From: OPP Highway Safety Division OPP ASKING MOTORISTS TO HELP KEEP POLICE AND OTHER ROADSIDE EMERGENCY PERSONNEL SAFE OVER LONG WEEKEND  ORILLIA, ON – After ten years of education efforts, which includes more than 11,000 charges on record since the law came into effect, the Ontario Provincial [Read more]

Improving Road Safety In Ontario

Improving Road Safety In Ontario

Ontario is introducing legislation today to help reduce collisions, injuries and fatalities on the province’s roads and highways and keep them among the safest in North America. If passed, the proposed Keeping Ontario’s Roads Safe Act and supporting amendments to the Highway Traffic Act [Read more]

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION DRIVER IDENTIFIED (Incl.Video)

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION DRIVER IDENTIFIED (Incl.Video)

NIPIGON, ON – January 4, 2014 at 9:25 a.m. members of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11, in the Municipality of Greenstone. The driver of a north bound tractor trailer unit came around a curve to be [Read more]

OPP FIRST IN ONTARIO TO TARGET SUSPENDED DRIVERS THROUGH ENHANCED LICENCE PLATE RECOGNITION PROGRAM

OPP FIRST IN ONTARIO TO TARGET SUSPENDED DRIVERS THROUGH ENHANCED LICENCE PLATE RECOGNITION PROGRAM

Expect to See More Eyes on the Road and Fewer Suspended Drivers Says OPP      ORILLIA, ON – Driving with a suspended licence is about to get much riskier for  drivers as the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) become the first police service in Ontario and one of the first in Canada to target [Read more]

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