Ontario: OPP Target Driver’s On Roads During Thanksgiving Long Weekend

Update:

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attribute 160 road deaths in 2014 to distracted driving, speeding, impaired driving and motorists not wearing seatbelts.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attribute 168 road deaths (out of 216) in 2014 to speeding, distracted driving, impaired driving and motorists not wearing seatbelts as of October 5, 2014.

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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attribute 160 road deaths in 2014 to distracted driving, speeding, impaired driving and motorists not wearing seatbelts.

The “Big Four” were contributing factors in 168 of the 216 road deaths

As of October 5, 2014 speed was a factor in 51 of the 168 deaths and distracted driving is in second place with 45 deaths. Lack of occupant restraint is in third place at 38 deaths and impaired driving in fourth position as a causal factor in 34 road deaths. distracted driving is in second place with 45 deaths
The OPP blame 45 deaths, out of the 168, on distracted driving. This means that distracted driving comes in as the second cause for dealths in 2014.

investigated by the OPP this year (2014). The “Big Four” refers to the four main causal factors in motor vehicle collision deaths: distracted driving, speeding, impaired driving and lack of occupant restraint (seatbelts). These four factors are the leading causes of collision deaths throughout Canada. For this reason, the OPP will be joining policing partners across the country for Operation Impact – a national road safety enforcement and education campaign endorsed by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP).

In 2014 speed was a factor in 51 of the 168 deaths and distracted driving is in second place with 45 deaths. Lack of occupant restraint is in third place at 38 deaths and impaired driving in fourth position as a causal factor in 34 road deaths. distracted driving is in second place with 45 deaths
In 2014 driver’s not property wearing their seatbelts was a factor in 38 of the 168 deaths and therefore, lack of occupant restraint took third place as the cause for road deaths in 2014.

Speeding and distracted driving are in the lead of the four road death causal categories in OPP investigated motor vehicle collisions. As of October 5, 2014 speed was a factor in 51 of the 168 deaths and distracted driving is in second place with 45 deaths. Lack of occupant restraint is in third place at 38 deaths and impaired driving in fourth position as a causal factor in 34 road deaths.

In support of Operation Impact, the OPP will be counting on motorists to take great care in the way they drive over the long weekend. They are also asking passengers to take care of their own safety and to speak up when in a vehicle with a driver who endangers their lives through any of these driving behaviours.

As of October 5, 2014 speed was a factor in 51 of the 168 deaths and distracted driving is in second place with 45 deaths. Lack of occupant restraint is in third place at 38 deaths and impaired driving in fourth position as a causal factor in 34 road deaths. distracted driving is in second place with 45 deaths
The Ontario Provincial Police (the “OPP”) will be pulling over numerous vehicles on the highways and roads of Ontario over this Thanksgiving Long Weekend.

If drivers and passengers across the country collaborate with police by taking these measures on the road all year long, they can greatly contribute towards Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2015 and its vision of making Canada’s roads the safest in the world.

The OPP is also reminding everyone heading into cottage country this weekend to make trail and water safety important priorities.

On a positive note, road deaths associated with impaired driving, distracted driving and lack of occupant restraint, as well as marine and trail fatalities are all down from last year (2013).

distracted driving is in second place with 45 deaths. Lack of occupant restraint is in third place at 38 deaths and impaired driving in fourth position as a causal factor in 34 road deaths. distracted driving is in second place with 45 deaths
Out of the 216 deaths on the roads of Ontario, the OPP investigated 168, in which impaired driving was attributed to 34 deaths, compared to 59 deaths attributed to drinking and driving in 2013.

Impaired-related deaths: 34 in 2014 compared to 59 in 2013.

All data is year-to-date (as of October 5, 2014) and applies to OPP jurisdiction:

  • Impaired-related deaths: 34 in 2014 compared to 59 in 2013.
  • Distraction-related deaths: 45 in 2014 compared to 68 in 2013.
  • Deaths related to lack of occupant restraint: 38 in 2014 compared to 49 in 2013.
  • Speed-related deaths: 51 in 2014 compared to 38 in 2013.

Marine deaths: 14 in 2014 compared to 20 in 2013.

Off-road vehicle deaths: 8 in 2014 compared to 15 in 2013.

The OPP would like to thank the many drivers, passengers and other road users, off-roaders and boaters who help the OPP keep Ontario’s roads, trails and waterways safe.

 

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