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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

OPP Launch Highway 6 Enforcement Campaign

Grey Bruce | by Bayshore News Staff  

"Safe on Six" aims to enforce law and educate motorists about importance of road safety.

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."


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