The Glengarry News

Distracted drivers deadly

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publisher Mar 10, 2017 - 9:45am

The Ontario Provincial Police is conducting a Distracted Driving Campaign over March Break (March 13-19) to deal with the prime cause of fatal highway accidents. Last year marked the fourth consecutive year that inattentive drivers were behind the highest number of lives lost on OPP-patrolled roads over the other main causal factors in road fatalities.

In total, 65 people died in OPP-investigated collisions last year in which an inattentive driver was either a contributing factor or the primary cause of the death. In comparison to the other Big Four categories, 2016 ended with 55 speed-related, 53 seatbelt-related and 45 alcohol-related deaths.