Monday, October 8, 2018

OPP Report 156 Road Deaths Attributed to "Big Four"

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.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Community Column by Don Butt (October 2018)

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).

Friday, August 31, 2018

Attention Drivers: School is back on, turn cell phones off

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.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

MADD Canada Statement on Ontario’s Proposed Buck a Beer Policy

Oakville, ON (MADD Canada) Lowering the price of alcohol carries implications and risks for public safety. Lower alcohol prices can lead to increased consumption, particularly among those with alcohol problems, and among young people, and that increased consumption can in turn lead to increased alcohol-related problems, including impaired driving. The impact extends beyond the price of a beer. There should not be any government tax incentives to reduce the cost of alcohol.