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Easter weekend safety campaign leads to 92 charges in Perth County

Officers also responded to vehicle collisions over the holiday weekend, including a fatal crash
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All available members of Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) took part in an Easter Long Weekend traffic safety campaign. From 12:01 a.m. on Friday, March 29th to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 1st, Perth County OPP officers were highly visible on area roads watching for traffic safety violations, specifically seatbelt infractions.

During the long weekend, Perth County officers laid 92 charges. Of those 92 charges, 5 motorists were charged for seatbelt infractions. Other charges laid this past weekend include:

  • 56 charges for speeding
  • 2 charges for impaired driving
  • 2 charges for stunt driving
  • 2 charges for distracted driving

Officers also responded to motor vehicle collisions over the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, there was one fatality in Perth County as a result of a collision.

The long weekend traffic safety campaign has ended, but Perth County OPP remains committed to road safety and officers will continue with traffic education and enforcement.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.