The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remain committed to having the safest highways, trails and waterways in Ontario as they work towards Canada’s 2015 Road Safety plan, vision and goals.
During the past Canada Road Safety Week iniative the Lanark County OPP gave a zero tolerance approach towards those who put others at risk by failing to wear seatbelts, driving aggressively, impaired driving and distracted driving.
The Lanark County OPP proactive enforcement effort resulted in numerous charges being laid under the Criminal Code, the Highway Traffic Act and the Liquor Licence Act. The types and number of charges laid by the Lanark County OPP Detachment include:
5 persons charged with impaired/Over 80 driving offences
- 167 persons charged with speeding offences
- 10 persons charged for failing to wear or improper use of a seatbelt
- 6 persons charged with failing to yield
- 3 persons charged with distracted driving
- 1 person charged with careless driving
- 12 persons charged with liquor licence act offences
Anyone with information regarding those drivers who would put the public in harm's way or at risk to serious injury or death by their disregard for the law is urged to contact Lanark County OPP detachment at 613-267-2626 or 1-888-310-1122.
Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You do not have to testify in court and if your information leads to an arrest you may qualify for a cash reward.