OPP long weekend blitz targets distracted drivers

With the long weekend upon us, the OPP are starting their safe driving campaign Friday.

The campaign, which runs till Labour Day, is focusing on distracted driving.

The province-wide campaign will be conducted on all OPP-patrolled roads.

Police say distracted and inattentive drivers pose an unnecessary and serious risk to public safety.

Distractions within a vehicle can take many forms, police say.

However, the consistent risk to public safety is the removal of a driver's attention from the road, they say.

The other consequence of distracted driving includes a $490 fine and three demerit points.

Should you observe concerning driving behaviour, pull over and report it by calling 1-888-310-1122. In emergencies, dial 911.