Chatham-Kent OPP lay 56 charges under the Move Over law during long weekend

Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were kept busy this long weekend, reinforcing the importance of Ontario’s Move Over Law.

In addition to their regular patrols, calls for service and enforcement, Chatham-Kent OPP laid a total of 56 charges for Fail To Move Into Another Lane For Emergency Vehicle – If Safe To Do So.

When added to the 33 charges laid by Chatham-Kent OPP for the same thing, from January to June, the total surpasses the 47 total charges laid in 2013.

After 10 years of education efforts, the increase suggests a lack of awareness and understanding of the Move Over Law by drivers, according to the OPP.

Chatham-Kent OPP say they will continue in their efforts to improve awareness of this important law through education and enforcement.

Story corrected: The OPP originally said 26 charges were laid and corrected that to be 56.