OPP Report 156 Dead - Operation Impact Results for Wellington CountySource: Area OPP
Date: Sat Oct 13 03:21:04 MST 2018
(WELLINGTON COUNTY, ON) - 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 and/or drug impaired driving, inattentive driving and lack of seat belt use.
So far this year, 50 deaths were linked to speeding (one form of aggressive driving). Thirty seven (37) deaths were attributed to an inattentive driver and 35 deaths involved a driver who had consumed alcohol and/or drugs. Failure to wear a seat belt was a factor in 34 people losing their lives in collisions on OPP-patrolled roads.
Over the Thanksgiving Long Weekend, the OPP is joining police partners across Canada for Operation Impact, an enforcement-driven initiative aimed at increasing public compliance with laws in place to save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.
"So far this year, the OPP has laid more than 175,155 charges against aggressive, inattentive, alcohol and drug-impaired drivers, and unbuckled vehicle occupants. The three behaviours associated with driving are linked to 15,269 collisions to date, 95 of which were fatal. The goal of Operation Impact is not about issuing traffic tickets. It is about seeing every driver, without police intervention, refrain from risky driving behaviours and every vehicle occupant buckled up."
- Deputy Commissioner BRAD BLAIR, Provincial Commander of Traffic Safety and Operational Support.
Over the course of the campaign, Wellington County OPP laid 59 Speeding charges, five Stunt Driving charges, eight Seatbelt charges, three Distracted Driving charges and 6 Impaired Driving related charges. Wellington County also saw three people in one vehicle killed when they collided with a pickup up truck on Wellington Road 44, near Rockwood. The cause of this collision is still under investigation.
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