OPP Release Operation Impact 2012 Results

Oct 9, 2012

AURORA, ON, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reported that eight people lost their lives in five separate motor vehicle collisions on Ontario roads and one person was killed in an off-road vehicle incident over the Thanksgiving long weekend.  Sadly, a total of four people died in one collision alone.

Over the weekend, the OPP took part in Operation Impact, a national initiative aimed to improve road safety, save lives and reduce serious injuries through increased awareness and compliance with traffic safety laws.

The OPP targeted speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving and occupant restraint during the campaign, with officers laying more than 11,700 charges relating to these four main causal factors in road fatalities.

These latest statistics bring the total number of deaths on our roads in 2012 (in OPP jurisdiction) to 269, compared to 225 by the same time last year (2011) - a 19.6 per cent increase.

The OPP continues to work with its police partners across Canada in an effort to increase public compliance with safe driving measures and ultimately, to save lives while making Canada's highways the safest in the world.

SOURCE: Ontario Provincial Police

For further information:

Contacts by OPP Region:

Highway Safety Division:   
Sergeant Dave Woodford 
Phone: (416) 553-5471

Central Region: 
Constable Peter Leon 
Phone: (705) 329-7414

East Region: 
Sergeant Kristine Rae 
Phone: (613) 284-4557

Northeast Region: 
Inspector Mark Andrews 
Phone: (705) 471-0704

Northwest Region: 
A/Sergeant Anne McCoy 
Phone: (807) 274-3322

Western Region: 
Sergeant Dave Rektor 
Phone: (519) 652-4156