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OPP report three road fatalities, one off-road vehicle death over long weekend

Police also laid approximately 1,500 seat belt charges
11-07-18 OPP Stock
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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to three road fatalities, one off-road vehicle death and laid approximately 1,500 seat belt charges during its Easter long weekend seat belt campaign.  

Lack of seat belt use was reported in all three of the road fatalities, while losing control was the primary cause in the off-road vehicle death.

As part of its long weekend seat belt campaign, the OPP conducted close to 8,000 traffic stops aimed at educating drivers and passengers about seat belt use and the critical role it plays in saving lives when collisions occur. 

The OPP conducts traffic law enforcement year round as part of its commitment to saving lives on Ontario roads, waterways and trails.