Ten traffic and marine-related deaths made for a tragic Labour Day long weekend, say Ontario Provincial Police.
Two motorcyclists were among the four people who died in separate road collisions over the long weekend on OPP-patrolled roads, waterways and trails.
The distracted driving campaign ran from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3.
One person died in an off-road vehicle crash, while two boaters died in separate boating incidents and three people drowned.
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OPP laid 651 distracted driving charges during their long weekend blitz.
Over and above the campaign, officers were kept busy right through the weekend, laying a total of 10,403 charges throughout the province.
Speeding topped the list at 6,136 charges, with an additional 195 charges laid for racing/stunt driving.
Police are reminding Ontarians “to take responsibility for their own safety and that doing so will go a long way in reducing the number of deaths and injuries on roads, waterways and trails,” a news release reads.