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OPP use airplane for traffic enforcement over Thanksgiving weekend

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Ontario Provincial Police

OPP use airplane for traffic enforcement over Thanksgiving weekend
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, members of the HSD (Highway Safety Division) as well as SD&G OPP officers took part in a traffic initiative involving the use of the airplane on Highway’s 138 and 401. HSD Sgt. Paul Sabourin stated that “ some driver’s were surprised when they were stopped and issued a Provincial Offence Notice for speeding.
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Long Sault - Oct. 13, 2011 - Over the Thanksgiving weekend, members of the HSD (Highway Safety Division) as well as SD&G OPP officers took part in a traffic initiative involving the use of the airplane on Highway’s 138 and 401.

HSD Sgt. Paul Sabourin stated that “ some driver’s were surprised when they were stopped and issued a Provincial Offence Notice for speeding; once they were advised to look skyward they realized that they had been observed by the airplane”.

The long weekend initiative resulted in the following charges:

- 3 Radar Warning Device’s
- 11 Stunt Driving
- 148 Speeding

SD&G OPP would like to remind the motoring public to time manage and respect all the rules of the road when travelling on our Highways.


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