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OPP to use airplane surveillance, 'high tech tools' to track dangerous driving this week

This comes as part of a traffic enforcement initiative to crack down on aggressive driving, speeding and other unsafe driving practices
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On June 12 and June 14, 2019, Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Traffic Management Unit (TMU) will be engaged in an enforcement initiative in the County of Wellington. Analysis of high problem areas within Wellington will be targeted for speeding, aggressive driving and other unsafe driving practices.

The zero-tolerance, traffic enforcement event is geared to make our roads safer. Through a combination of airplane surveillance and interceptor engagement, Wellington County officers are looking to correct aggressive and dangerous driving behaviours. The low visibility enforcement operation is one step closer to making Wellington County roads safer.

"It's not every day that we get to utilize these high-tech tools exclusively in Wellington. Rest assured that when we have the opportunity we will maximize our efforts to make our roads safer." Wellington County OPP Manager, Staff Sgt. Bruce Aitken.

A reminder to motorist: it's the law to slow down and move over safely when an emergency vehicle is pulled over and has emergency lights activated.

If you know an area were driving safety is an issue, please call OPP at 1888-310-1122 or your local police service.