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Saturday, May 11, 2019

OPP To Be More Visible During Canada Road Safety Week

Regional | by Peter Jackson  
Police will focus on speeding, impaired driving and distracted driving from May 14th through May 20th

So far this year, the number of collision-related deaths on OPP-patrolled roads is down from the same period in 2018.

To help keep it that way, Provincial Police will be more visible during Canada Road Safety Week which starts Tuesday.

OPP tell us 58 people died in collisions they investigated between January 1st and May 5th.

That's down significantly from the 97 fatalities during the same period a year ago.

Police say speed, alcohol or drug impairment, and distracted driving played a role in 45 per-cent of the deaths reported so far in 2019.

OPP say while they'll exercise a heightened presence between Tuesday, May 14th and holiday Monday the 20th, they would rather see motorists keep the roads safe through intelligent driving decisions.

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