Oakville, ON (MADD Canada) As we head into the first weekend of December, the holiday parties and gatherings are ramping up. MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are asking all Canadians to keep the festivities safe by always having sober transportation home if alcohol and/or cannabis are being consumed.
Dufferin County, ON (OPP - Dufferin Detachment) As of October 1, 2018 the deaths of 156 people on Ontario Provincial Police-(OPP)-patrolled roads were linked to the "Big Four" leading contributing factors in road fatalities. These are aggressive driving, alcohol/drug impaired driving, inattentive driving and lack of seat belt use.
Town of Mono, ON (Don Butt) Something old is back. A year ago when our famous sign on airport road was taken down by the County of Dufferin (illegally, as we now know) the subject has been raised again by a committee of concerned residents who say that our sign was making a big difference and they want it back. The wording on the sign was what you need to make people take notice – this is peoples lives we are talking about (60 or 70 the last time I checked).
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has investigated 5,619 collisions that involved an inattentive driver so far this year. Tragically, 31 people lost their lives in the collisions and 1,051 of the incidents left people with injuries.