Provincial Police have launched an enforcement campaign to reduce the number of serious crashes on Highway 6.
OPP say the "Safe on 6" traffic safety effort has hit the road and will see officers from five detachments in the Highway 6 corridor join colleagues from the OPP Highway Safety Division and Ministry of Transportation in an effort to enforce the law and educate motorists about the importance of safety.
Police say there were 1,065 collisions along Highway 6 -- which runs 480 km from the Bruce Peninsula to Grey County, all the way south to Port Dover near Hamilton -- last year. Five people died in those collisions and police say 173 accidents resulted in injuries.
"Highway 6 is a busy corridor and it's only going to get busier as summer approaches, with an increase in vacationers and commercial traffic," says OPP West Region Traffic and Marine Manager Shawn Johnson. "The OPP ... is urging motorists to follow the rules of the road to ensure everyone gets to their destination safely."
#GreyBruceOPP Day 2 of #SafeOn6 traffic safety initiative. Officers are out observing for Distracted Drivers, Impaired Drivers, Occupants with No Seatbelts and Excessive Speeding. #JourneyResponsibly #DriveSafe ^ab pic.twitter.com/zTc33G5GxF— OPP West (@OPP_WR) May 14, 2019
#GreyBruceOPP is partnering with other OPP detachments in West Region #SafeOn6 traffic safety initiative. Officers will be focused on #Big4 on Hwy 6 in Grey and Bruce County. ^an https://t.co/gNGsJ724Eh— OPP West (@OPP_WR) May 13, 2019
The OPP "Safe on 6" traffic safety campaign continues today on Highway 6. Officers stopped this motorist in Haldimand County yesterday. The driver is facing multiple charges, including driving while a child is not properly secured. ^dr pic.twitter.com/CWJnNU0zM5— OPP West (@OPP_WR) May 14, 2019
An increased OPP presence on Highway 6 for the #SafeOn6 traffic campaign. It's aimed at cracking down on unsafe driving behaviour on Highway 6, which stretches from Port Dover to McKerrow in Northern Ontario. ^dr pic.twitter.com/3PaVsFIseb— OPP West (@OPP_WR) May 13, 2019