SUDBURY -- An enforcement blitz by members of the Ontario Provincial Police in the areas around Sudbury and North Bay issued 183 speeding tickets in nine days, police said in a news release Friday.

Part of the OPP's efforts to keep people safe during Canada Day, police stepped up enforcement from June 27 until July 5. They focused on the "big four," police said: speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving and seatbelt use.

"The OPP also put a spotlight on life-saving equipment, from seatbelts, personal flotation devices and mandatory vessel safety equipment, to helmets for off road vehicles and bicycles," police said.

In addition to the speeding tickets, five drivers were charged with stunt driving, 11 were charged for not wearing seatbelts and five people were charged with impaired driving. Police also charged drivers with several other related offences.