Drivers charged during aerial traffic enforcement

Aerial traffic enforcement was conducted by OPP on Wednesday and Thursday. Photo released by OPP.

OPP say more than 59 charges were laid during an aerial traffic enforcement on January 16 and 17th on Highway 3 and Highway 401.

The two-day initiative was conducted by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) from Essex and Chatham-Kent with the assistance of the Ontario Ministry of Transport (MTO).

Image released by OPP.

The OPP’s Eurocopter EC135P2, light multi-purpose twin turbine engine helicopter has assisted in this initiative. 

Police say charges levied against passenger vehicles and commercial motor vehicles alike included speeding, following too closely, prohibited use of the left lane and numerous other Highway Traffic Act of Ontario offences.

“The OPP has an Eye in the Sky and we will continue to leverage all assets available to us which include our Aviation Services Division to ensure compliance with all rules of the road. I have stated before that though you may not see us we can see you and we will continue to provide a high level of enforcement to ensure our roadways remain safe for everyone.

Don’t assume that the absence of a marked OPP vehicle means we aren’t out there; because we are, all the time,” stated Inspector Glenn Miller, Detachment Commander, Essex County OPP

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