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OPP Report 15 Road Deaths So Far in 2021
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OPP Report 15 Road Deaths So Far in 2021

Posted: 2021-05-28 11:46:13 By: thebay

OPP say that fifteen people have already lost their lives so far in 2021 on OPP patrolled roads in the Central Region.

Police say these deaths are preventable. During the Canada Road Safety Week campaign, officers in Central Region laid 1,673 traffic-related charges focused on driving behaviours that contribute to injury and death on our roads.

Canada Road Safety Week held May 18-24, focused on behaviours that put drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users at risk, including the "big four" contributing factors for injury and death on our roads: impaired driving, distracted driving, speed or aggressive driving and lack of seatbelt use.

During the week-long campaign, over 1,300 Speeding charges were laid.  Other charges include 18 stunting charges, 35 DUI charges, 32 distracted driving charges, 15 careless driving charges and 162 selt belt charges.