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Distracted driving campaign nets 211 drivers

Police issue $103,390 in fines during campaign
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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WASAGA BEACH, CLEARVIEW TWP, SPRINGWATER TWP - Between March 12 and March 18, 2018 members of the Huronia West OPP conducted a distracted driving campaign. Officers were in Clearview Township, Springwater Township and The Town of Wasaga Beach targeting drivers using their handheld devices while behind the wheel.

In total, 211 drivers were charged. Four drivers were caught more than once during the campaign. Officers also seized open alcohol and cocaine from motorists. 

2017 marked the fifth consecutive year that inattentive drivers were behind the highest number of lives lost on OPP-patrolled roads. Huronia West OPP Inspector Philip (Phil) Browne says: "The results of the distracted driving campaign are the product of partnerships with the Huronia West Detachment and Community Policing Committees. The Huronia West Detachment is committed to keeping our roads safe with the application of effective targeted traffic enforcement strategies throughout the detachment area." 

The Huronia West OPP Distracted Driving Campaign was made possible with the assistance of concerned community members. Officers would like to thank the Clearview Policing Committee and Sinton Landmark for their support. 

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