Essex County OPP See 75% Jump In Distracted Driving Offences

A busy March Break for the OPP including Essex County OPP with its distracted driving campaign.

Essex County OPP saw a 75% increase in distracted driving offences, having laid 35 charges during the 2017 campaign.

Last year, 20 charges were laid.

Across the province, the OPP  laid more than 2,400 distraction-related charges.

So far, collisions involving inattentive drivers have claimed 11 lives so far this year in Ontario, almost triple the number of deaths compared to this time last year.