Fewer fatalities on Eastern Ontario roads

The number of fatal crashes in the East Region of the Ontario Provincial Police jurisdiction is on the decline.

Fatal crashes in eastern Ontario were reduced by 27 per cent in 2013, compared to 2012. Last year, 50 people died in 45 fatal crashes. The year before 73 died in 62 crashes.

Also down are three of the contributing factors to a fatal crash; seatbelt infractions are down by 25 per cent, ejections are down by 50 per cent and alcohol related fatal crashes are down by 20 per cent.

“Although the OPP take this as a good sign, there is room for improvement,” says OPP Sgt. Kristine Rae.  

The OPP in East Region will continue to focus enforcement on: distracted driving, seatbelts, aggressive driving and impaired driving.

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