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June 1, 2021: OPP Remind Motorists of Construction Zone Safety - Speeding Fines Doubled When Workers Are Present
(PEMBROKE, ON) - With many road construction projects underway in the detachment area the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding motorists of the importance of construction zone safety and reducing speed when entering construction zones.
Drivers are advised to proceed with caution when approaching a construction zone and to obey all warning signs, people and/or devices that are directing traffic through the area. It is an offence under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) to disobey STOP or SLOW signs displayed by a traffic-control person
Lower speeds are often posted in construction zones to increase worker safety and to reflect increased road hazards such as construction vehicles, uneven or gravel surfaces and narrowed lanes. Motorists are reminded that speeding fines are doubled in construction zones when workers are present.
Information on roads and construction projects in Ontario can be accessed through the Ministry of Transportation's Traveller Information Services, which provides road information for provincial highways in Ontario, by calling 5-1-1 or by visiting the MTO Ontario 511 website at www.ontario.ca/511