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OPP lay over 10,000 speeding charges, 175 for street racing

Last Updated May 23, 2018 at 9:36 am EDT

(Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press)

Ontario Provincial Police put a lot of pen to paper during Canada Road Safety Week.

OPP say they laid over 10,000 speeding charges between May 15th through to the 21st, 175 of which were for street racing. That means drivers were doing 50 km/h or above the posted speed limit.

Both were increases over the same period of 2017.

Officers also laid over 700 seat belt charges, which is a 12 per cent decrease from last year.

In addition, 124 impaired by alcohol or drug charges were laid.

One person was killed on a road in the OPP’s West Region that remains under investigation while officers also responded to an off-road vehicle incident that claimed two lives in North East Region, and
a drowning death in Central Region.