SAULT STE. MARIE -- More than 360 speeding tickets have been handed out in northeastern Ontario since Saturday, the Ontario Provincial Police says, part of their Canada Day week enforcement effort.

“It’s disappointing,” said Const. Michelle Simard of the Ontario Provincial Police in South Porcupine.

The campaign began June 27, and in the first five days, officers handed out more than 430 tickets. Of those, a total of 360 tickets were for speeding.

In the Timmins region, 40 speeding tickets were issued since the start of the campaign.

“With the nice weather, people are anxious to get to their cottages, but we need to remember that they need to get there safely,” said Simard. “That comes with taking the proper safety precautions -- watching their speeds and paying attention to the road.”

OPP officers on Manitoulin Island caught 119 drivers going over the speed limit in just five days. Officers from Sudbury handed out 111 speeding tickets during that same time.

Nearly a dozen impaired drivers were also charged in Northern Ontario since the start of the campaign.