Grey Bruce OPP Have Charged Over 70 Drivers with Impaired So Far This Year

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GREY BRUCE OPP CHARGE 7 IMPAIRED DRIVERS IN 7 DAYS
From July 5 to 12, Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged 7 drivers with impaired operation of a motor vehicle. In 2019, January 1st to today’s date (July 12), Grey Bruce OPP have charged over 70 drivers with impaired operation of a motor vehicle.
To get impaired drivers off our roads it needs to be a joint effort by the public and police. If you have information that someone is driving while impaired call police and report it. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
If you witness an impaired driver call 911
GOLF CARTS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON ROADWAYS
Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding residents that golf carts are not considered Low Speed Vehicles (LSV) and are not permitted on our roadways.
New types of vehicles and devices arrive in the market place every day. The Ontario Provincial Police recognize the importance of these new market innovations as they expand mobility options for Ontarians and provide an environmentally friendly way to travel.
In Canada, all vehicles and transportation devices must be reviewed under both provincial and federal laws for safety.
Low Speed Vehicles must have the following features: Odometer, Speedometer, Windshield defrosting & defogging system and, Occupant compartment doors, Headlights, Turn signal lamps, Mirrors, Parking brake, A maximum speed capability, Bear a Vehicle Identification Number, Have seat belt assemblies present.
Although golf carts may resemble low-speed vehicles, they typically do not meet the requirements for low-speed vehicles. Golf carts are not permitted on roadways in Grey and Bruce County.
There are many Highway Traffic Act offences that a person could be charged with if found operating a golf cart on a roadway. Some of these offences include:
-Operate motor vehicle on roadway with no automobile insurance ($5000 fine)
-Operate motor vehicle without required equipment
-Operate motor vehicle with no Vehicle Permit
-Operate motor vehicle on roadway with no driver’s licence (applicable to youth with no driver’s licence)
-No odometer