Ontario Provincial Police Cracking Down on Distracted Truck Drivers

transport truck in ditch

Ontario Provincial Police are in full force patrolling roads in transport trucks this week, in an effort to crack down on commercial truck drivers.

The OPP launched a five-day road safety blitz on Monday, which marks the first time they have used transport trucks to patrol other drivers. Being in transport trucks give them a higher vantage point to spot distracted or dangerous drivers.

In a statement, OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes said that the OPP has responded to more than 6,200 collisions involving transport trucks. Of these collisions, 69 were fatal, with a total of 84 people being killed. Most of these collisions were caused by inattentive drivers.

[via CTV News]