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Published by trucknews.com, May 12, 2020 –
TORONTO, Ont. – Quiet highways during Covid-19 have led to a rise in average speeds, and two enforcement initiatives will be placing a greater focus on those who are too heavy on the accelerator.
Today marks the beginning of Canada Road Safety Week, run by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, while the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that speeding will be the focus of Operation Safe Driver Week, running July 12-18.
“We’ve had open traffic and less congestion,” says Sgt. Kerry Schmidt of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).
Not everyone is actually speeding. Some vehicles continue to travel well under the posted limits. “For the most part, through the GTA [Greater Toronto Area], we’re not seeing excessive speeds,” he says.