With a rising number of fatal collisions that involve transport trucks across the province, the OPP set out to crack down on semi drivers with Operation Corridor. The campaign, which lasted for two days and ended last week, aimed to enforce safe driving habits with transport truck drivers.

In the North West Region, officers laid the following charges:

Speeding: 35
Speed Limiter: 2
Other Hazardous Moving Violations: 3
Seatbelt: 2
Equipment: 4
Insecure Load: 1
Hours of Services : 8
Other Criminal offences: 1
Number of Out-of-Service Vehicles: 4

Total number of vehicles stopped: 93

Across the province, officers laid a total of 697 charges against transport truck drivers, and took 63 trucks out of service. The OPP stopped just under 1,700 trucks in the blitz. Speeding led the list of offences, with 226charges being laid. Defective equipment ranked second at 176charges.

Officers laid the following charges across the province:

Distracted Charges: 28
Speeding charges: 226
Speed Limiter charges: 38
Follow Too Close charges: 18
Unsafe Lane Change charges: 10
Move Left Charges: 4
Other Hazardous Moving Violations charges: 30
Seatbelt charges: 107
Equipment charges: 176
Insecure Load charges: 28
Hours of Services charges: 31
Impaired Driving charges: 0
Other Criminal offences: 1
Number of Out-of-Service Vehicles: 63

Total Number of Vehicles Stopped: 1,692

The OPP says that the number of fatal collisions involving transport trucks is rising in Ontario. So far this year, there have been 25 fatal collisions that involved a large transport truck on OPP-patrolled roads, which is up 25 per cent when compared to 2017.

Across the province, the OPP have responded to a total of 3,047 transport truck-related collisions in 2018, with investigations pointing to the driver of the transport as the at-fault driver in a large number of the collisions.

In the North West Region, local officers have reported 2 fatal collisions involving a commercial motor vehicle this year. Investigation determined that neither driver was at fault. The local OPP have responded to a total of 122 transport truck-related collisions in the region in 2018. 

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Fatal transport truck collisions rising

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