130 charged in Move Over blitz

The Glengarry News - - News - BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL News Staff

The On­tario Provin­cial Po­lice laid 130 charges dur­ing a re­cent “Move Over Ini­tia­tive” on High­way 417 in North Glen­garry and High­way 401 in South Stor­mont and South Dun­das.

The op­er­a­tion, which took place for about six hours July 19, was in­tended to re­in­force the sig­nif­i­cance of the “Slow down, move over” law which re­quires driv­ers to slow down when ap­proach­ing an emer­gency ve­hi­cle parked at the road­side with its emer­gency lights ac­ti­vated.

If it can be done safely and there is more than one lane, the driver must also va­cate the lane ad­ja­cent to the emer­gency ve­hi­cle.

The leg­is­la­tion was amended last year to in­clude tow truck driv­ers.

Of the 130 charges laid, 104 were for vi­o­la­tion of that law; 11 were for speed­ing in­frac­tions; five were seat belt-re­lated. One ticket was is­sued to a sus­pended driver and one for an in­sur­ance vi­o­la­tion.

Eight High­way Traf­fic Act tick­ets were also is­sued.

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