May 18, 2018 OPP Release Sobering Stats Ahead of Victoria Day Long Weekend

As the Victoria Day long weekend approaches, the OPP are sharing some sobering statistics. Provincial Police say they recorded 48 motorcyclist deaths last year, a 10-year high, and 22 of them were not the at-fault driver. OPP say among the top contributing factors in the deaths were alcohol/drug impairment (six), improper turn (six), excessive speed (five) and fail to yield (five). Twenty-two off-road vehicle drivers died last year, including nine who did not wear a helmet. The same number of deaths occurred in 2016, with the same number of victims found without a helmet. All in all, there were 341 traffic fatalities on OPP patrolled roads in 2017 Police say the leading primary cause was loss of control. “Last year, the OPP saw the highest…

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