Sault OPP Say Local Drivers Engage In Unsafe Driving Behaviour


From July 1, 2023, to July 31, 2023, members from the Sault Ste Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed most motorists wearing their seatbelts and driving safely, however there were a minority of drivers who continue to engage in unsafe driving behaviour.

During the month of July, Sault Ste Marie OPP members took three (3) impaired drivers of our roadways, responded to 23 non-life-threatening motor vehicle collisions, conducted five (5) marine patrols, effected 146 vehicle traffic stops, laid 128 charges, responded to 62 traffic complaints, and impounded five (5) vehicles.

Criminal Code Traffic charges:

  • Impaired Operation (3)

Highway Traffic Act charges:

  • Speeding (91)
  • Drive motor vehicle, no currently validated permit (5)
  • Drive motor vehicle- no licence (2)
  • Drive while under suspension (2)
  • Stunt driving (2)
  • Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle (2)
  • Fail to wear proper helmet on motorcycle
  • Fail to move into another lane for Emergency Vehicle or Tow Truck-if safe to do so
  • Fail to stop-nearest curb-for emergency vehicle
  • Passenger-fail to properly wear seatbelt
  • Class G1 driver licence holder-Unaccompanied by qualified driver
  • Driver fail to surrender licence
  • Unsafe move-lane or shoulder
  • Fail to yield-yield sign
  • Disobey sign
  • Litter highway

Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act charges:

  • Permit motor vehicle to be operated without insurance
  • Fail to surrender insurance card (9)

Liquor Licence and Control Act charge:

  • Drive motor vehicle with open container of liquor

One thought on “Sault OPP Say Local Drivers Engage In Unsafe Driving Behaviour

  1. We also see the OPP driving at ridiculous speeds with no lights, sirens, pretty much daily. They know no one is going to pull them over.

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