Traffic Safety Initiative
(South Stormont) The Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police will be conducting a local traffic safety initiative. The OPP will be focusing on strict speed enforcement for the forthcoming weeks in the area of County Road 36(Post Road), South Stormont Township, due to numerous complaints about aggressive drivers.
Speeding and other forms of aggressive driving are dangerous behaviours and remain a leading cause in fatal motor vehicle collisions (MVC) on OPP-patrolled roads.
In 2016, 55 people died in motor vehicle collisions on OPP-patrolled roads in which speeding was causal factor.
Speeding, following too closely, making unsafe lane changes and failing to yield right-of-way are all forms of aggressive driving that place road users at risk.
Aggressive driving is one of the “Big Four” causal factors in road fatalities and that the OPP targets as part of its Provincial Traffic Safety Program.
The OPP remains committed to enforcing Ontario laws associated with speeding and aggressive driving in an effort to save lives on our roads.
(South Dundas) – On July 12, 2017, Highway Safety Division Ontario Provincial Police officers conducted speed measuring enforcement on Highway 401, South Dundas Townships and County Road 43 North Glengarry Township and intercepted the following vehicles for traveling at excessive speeds. The vehicles were impounded and the driver’s permit seized for seven (7) days in accordance to policy.
– July 12, 2017 – 7:31am (South Dundas); vehicle stopped travelling 173km/h (100km/h zone). Male driver (32) from Scarborough,Ontario was charged with Stunt Driving (Highway Traffic Act).
– July 12, 2017 – 7:29pm (North Glengarry); vehicle stopped travelling 161km/h (80km/h zone). Male driver (28) from North Glengarry, Ontario was charged with Stunt Driving (Highway Traffic Act).
DRUGS SEIZED AT TRAFFIC STOPS
(South Stormont) – On July 13, 2017 at approximately 8:20 pm, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers intercepted a vehicle at a RIDE Stop on Highway 401 Off Ramp (mm 789) South Stormont Township. The stop resulted in the seizure of a quantity of suspected marihuana from a male.
Dominic LANDRY (33) of South Glengarry, Ontario was arrested and is charged with;
– Possession of a Controlled Substance – Under 30 Grams
He was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on August 10, 2017.