Road Safety Week On Now - OPP
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reporting that 58 people have died on OPP-roads so far this year.
Police say that speed, alcohol/drugs, inattentive driving and lack of seat belt use are linked to almost half of the deaths. There were 97 road fatalities this time last year, with more than half (53 per cent) of the deaths linked to these same causal factors.
The OPP is relieved to see a significant decrease in preventable road fatalities, they are cautioning that poor behaviours on the road can easily tip the scales in the wrong direction.
During Canada Road Safety Week, OPP say officers will be highly visible in their efforts to keep roads safe.