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Seven killed, thousands of charges laid during Road Safety Week

More than half of total charges laid were for speeding
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Four people were killed in road collisions and three boaters lost their lives over the Victoria Day long weekend in Ontario Provincial Police jurisdictions.

The OPP laid almost 14,700 traffic-related charges during Canada Road Safety Week, which ran May 14 to 20. Police issued 7,860 speeding charges in addition to 204 stunt driving/racing charges.

Charges were also laid for impaired driving (254), distracted driving (158), careless driving (155), and lack of seatbelt use (901).

“Other unlawful and unsafe moving violations, and driver actions and behaviour, made up for the balance of the charges,” police said in a news release.