Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Labour Day Weekend Fatalities Tragic and Senseless says OPP

(Dufferin County, ON) According to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), over the Labour Day Long Weekend two people were killed in separate motor vehicle collisions and two people died in separate marine incidents within OPP jurisdiction.

OPP officers were highly visible enforcing the law on highways, trails and waterways over the weekend, laying a total of 15,749 driving-related charges. A total of 10,860 charges were laid for speeding, 339 for distracted driving, 1,186 for seat belt violations and 196 were alcohol-related charges.

This weekend's deaths drive this year's total number of road fatalities to date (within OPP jurisdiction) to 238, a 20 per cent increase when compared to the same time last year.

The OPP continue to remind Ontarians that as is usually the case, most of the deaths on our highways, trails and waterways are preventable. With children returning to school and summer still upon us, the OPP will remain highly visible and committed to reducing injuries and saving lives in Ontario.

SOURCE: Ontario Provincial Police