The Ontario Provincial Police has had to respond to multiple calls that involved highway collisions. As we reach the half way point of November, the OPP is well aware that the highways specifically the 401 will have more traffic than usual.
“Obviously it is going to be busy, and that’s why starting November 23rd we will have police patrol the highway, and have some areas with spot checks.”
Said Constable Adam Crewdson from Middlesex County OPP. They will be having spot checks from then until the end of January.
“We want to make sure that people drive accordingly, which means we would like them to obey the speed limit, not to be under the influence of alcohol or marijuana, to wear their seatbelts at all times. The reason why we are giving these reminders is because we will be out there to enforce these rules.”
These tips are being released to the public in hopes of reducing collisions, and to avoid having anyone be fatally injured.
“We have a responsibility to make sure everyone stays safe but, the people also have to make sure they make the right decisions before getting behind the wheel. Whether it’s planning a trip ahead of time to avoid driving in poor weather conditions, or not getting behind the wheel after consuming drugs or alcohol. At the end of the day whether the right decision is made or not we are still there to help in any way.”