Easter Long Weekend Traffic Campaign Starting

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(LEEDS, ON.) – Between 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 14 and 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017, members of the Leeds Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be participating in a Provincial Traffic Safety Campaign with an emphasis on the “Big 4”. The “Big 4” including Seatbelt Compliance, Distracted Driving, Impaired Driving and Speeding.

Road users should expect to see a much higher volume of traffic in the Leeds Detachment area over this upcoming Easter long weekend. This makes it a particularly important weekend for all drivers, passengers and young children to be properly restrained within a vehicle, regardless of how short the trip may be.

Everyone travelling in a motor vehicle must properly wear a seatbelt and children must be properly secured in child car seat. Drivers are responsible for ensuring all passengers under the age of 16 are properly secured in either a seat belt or child car seat!

Failing to do this will result in a fine totaling $240 dollars and 2 demerit points.

Leeds OPP would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter. Let’s work together and make our roadways this Easter long weekend the safest in Canada.

Members of the Leeds Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities.