OPP say road fatalities increase 24% over 2021


Ontario Provincial Cops are pleading with motorists to drive safely over the upcoming vacation lengthy weekend.

This comes because the OPP launched annual statistics relating to highway fatalities on the highways officers patrolled over the previous 12 months.

To date this 12 months, there have been 268 deaths on Ontario highways, which the OPP says is a 24 per cent improve from 2021.

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Damaged down into classes, 69 deaths have been speed-related, 57 have been inattentiveness, 40 brought on by drug and alcohol impairment, and one other 40 have been linked to the dearth of seatbelt use.

“Over the lengthy weekend, the OPP will be part of police providers throughout the nation for Operation Influence,” an OPP information launch said.

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“This nationwide, annual visitors security marketing campaign is among the many most sturdy police enforcement and training initiatives to focus on drivers who’re alcohol or drug impaired, aggressive and inattentive/distracted, in addition to car occupants who fail to buckle up or correctly restrain toddlers and youngsters.”

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