Hundreds caught speeding around the region over long weekend

Ontario Provincial Police have laid a number of charges against motorists after conducting a long weekend blitz.

On Sunday, 990 people were caught speeding on Eastern region highways, according to OPP media spokesperson Cst. Guy Prevost.c

Other charges from that day include 24 for stunt driving, 12 for impaired driving, 53 seatbelt offences, and 47 for failing to move over for emergency vehicles.

At the start of the weekend, Prevost said officers would be focusing on the Move Over Law, and looking for those who do not slow down, or switch lanes when safe to do so.

“A big portion of our officers are killed when they are doing a traffic stop of the side of the highway, and also tow truck drivers when they’re helping us getting people off the highway,” Prevost said.

“That’s why we’re paying more attention to this and everybody can do their jobs without being killed out there.”

The total number of charges laid for the entire long weekend are expected to be released Tuesday.