According to the Ontario Provincial Police, 259 people have died so far this year on OPP-patrolled highways, waterways, and trails.
When comparing fatality numbers from 2021, Schmidt noted the primary causes of death and injury on highways, such as distracted driving, aggressive driving, drunk driving, and people not wearing their seatbelts, are all up in each category for 2022.
Furthermore, he said speeding is the number one cause for vehicle collisions across Ontario. Additionally, the number of fatal bicycle accidents has increased by 300%. This number increased to eight from two as compared to the last year, according to OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.
Additionally, he stated that there were 19 fatalities that were the subject of 17 OPP investigations in the past week alone. At least 27 people have drowned since the previous week, Schmidt added.
In a video message, Schmidt urged residents of Ontario to report any abusive behaviour they witness to the authorities and to “think about what you’re doing.” He said, “To make our community safe, we need your help.
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