OPP blitz shines a spotlight on commercial vehicles

Press release

(RAINY RIVER, ON) – Members of the Rainy River, Fort Frances, and Atikokan Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Blitz that resulted in various Highway Traffic Act (HTA) charges and multiple vehicles taken out of service. 

On various dates in November 2022 Rainy River, Fort Frances, and Atikokan OPP conducted a CMV Blitz with the Traffic Incident Management Enforcement (TIME) team on the highways across the Rainy River District. 22 charges were laid, 11 warnings, and 10 vehicles taken out of service. Charges included insecure load, major defects, improper tires, and logbook violations.

The OPP is committed to road safety and will continue proactive patrols in the community and the highways. Distracted driving, speeding, impairment, and improper seat belt use have been identified as the leading causes of death or injury on OPP patrolled roadways. Road safety is the responsibility of all drivers.

Members of the public are encouraged to call 911 if they suspect impaired or dangerous driving or call 1-888-310-1122 for nonemergency driving complaints.