Speeding Number 1 Killer on Ontario Roads

Provincial police say the number of speeding-related fatalities on roads it patrols has nearly doubled so far this year.

Speeding has been linked with 30 road deaths, compared to 17 at the same time last year.
    
Officers have laid more than 1400 charges so far this year against drivers clocked at 50 kilometres an hour or more over the posted speed limit.

The OPP released the statistics as it announced its officers will be watching for speeding and all other forms of aggressive driving during the Canada Day long weekend.