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OPP to focus on aggressive drivers on the Canada Day long weekend

OPP say they laid over 200,000 speeding charges in 2017
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Ontario Provincial Police will be highly visible on the province's highways this weekend.

The force launched its Canada Day long weekend campaign on Friday.

Aggressive drivers will be the focus.

OPP say they laid close to 213,000 speeding charges and more than 4,800 street racing charges in 2017.

75 people died in speed-related collisions on roads patrolled by the OPP in 2017, which the force says is a five year high.

"People just got to allow extra time, more time to get to their destination and not be worried about setting strict deadlines...Take lots of breaks, make sure you pull over, make sure you are well rested. Obviously drive safe, drive sober." OPP Constable Paul Nancekivell told The Jennifer Campbell Show on 570 NEWS.

Nancekivell says people should always be aware of alternate routes when traveling.

He adds you should know your sideroads and ways to get around a collision if there is one on the route you are on.

OPP will also have planes and helicopters in the air as part of their long weekend blitz.


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