Operation Safe Driver Results in 519 Charges in Waterloo Region

Operation Safe Driver July 14-20, 2019

Waterloo Region, Ontario –  The Waterloo Regional Police Service laid a total of 519 charges during Operation Safe Driver, a campaign in partnership with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Alliance aims to engage with law enforcement agencies across North America to heighten traffic safety enforcement and education.

The campaign, which ran from July 14, 2019, to July 20, 2019, focused on reducing deaths and injuries involving large trucks, buses and cars due to impaired driving, distracted driving, improper seatbelt use, excessive speed and failing to obey intersection controls.

This year, speeding was identified as the main target of the operation.

“We continue to be concerned about the number of charges issued during a one week period,” said Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin. “While the campaign is over, our commitment to road safety is not, and we will continue to target speeding and other dangerous driving behaviours that make our roads less safe for everyone.”

In total, the Waterloo Regional Police Service laid the following charges during Operation Safe Driver:

  • Speeding Charges: 215
  • Impaired Related Charges: 10
  • Distracted Driving Charges (Handheld Device): 20
  • Careless Driving Charges: 19
  • Seatbelt Charges: 18
  • Dangerous Driving (Criminal Code Charges): 10
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Charges: 16
  • Total Charges (other violations included): 519

The Waterloo Regional Police Service would like to remind all motorists that road safety is everyone’s responsibility. Please drive responsibly.

Media Inquiries

Constable Andre Johnson
Public Information Officer, Executive Branch
Waterloo Regional Police Service
519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8106

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