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OPP: 'tragic' long weekend saw 7 deaths on roads, water

The OPP say seven people lost their lives in road and boating incidents on the Victoria Day long weekend.

Tragically, four people were killed on OPP patrolled roadways and three boaters lost their lives.

The OPP laid close to 14,700 traffic-related charges during Canada Road Safety Week.  Officers issued 7,860 speeding charges across the province over and above the 204 stunt driving/racing charges they laid against other aggressive drivers.       

Road users who chose to not contribute to safe roads over the week-long national campaign were also charged with 254 impaired driving offences, 158 for distracted driving, 155 for careless driving, and 901 charges to drivers and passengers for not wearing a seatbelt.

Canada Road Safety Week ran from May 14-20.

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