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PC Adam Crewdson, OPP
Half Load in Effect

Elgin County, ON - The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to ensure the motoring public is aware that half load season is in effect throughout the County of Elgin.

Half load restrictions are put in place to protect Elgin County roads from sustaining permanent damage due to heavy loads. The roadways throughout the County are more susceptible to this sort of damage during the spring thaw. Passenger vehicles are exempt from this restriction on the use of roadways.

The Elgin County OPP along with the Aylmer Police Service, Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO), and the OPP's Highway Safety Division will work in partnership over the next month concluding on April 30th, 2017. Police and MTO will also be on the lookout for the Big Four Causal Factors of traffic fatalities:

  • Impaired Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Seat belt use

The half load restrictions will end on the 30th of April 2017 within Elgin County. Elgin County OPP traffic management officers will be assisting with the Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) OPP vehicle. There is no anticipated impact on passenger vehicles within Elgin County.

Commercial vehicles are restricted to 5 tonnes per axel during the half load season. Commercial vehicles as asked to plan ahead with confirming travel routes and to obey all road restriction signage.

OPP Contact Information

Last Updated: Friday, 17 March 2017 13:53:22 PM EST

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