OPP report 209 fatal collisions this year ahead of Thanksgiving blitz
The OPP are reporting 244 people have died in fatal collisions this year as they prepare for the annual Thanksgiving driving blitz.
So far, officers have responded to 209 fatal collisions on OPP patrolled roadways.
The latest stats show drivers account for 155 deaths, while 33 victims were passengers, and another 36 were pedestrians.
Speed is the leading cause of preventable road fatalities, with 41 deaths linked to the behaviour so far.
OPP officials say they have seen a 30 percent increase in excessive speeding this year, laying almost 6,800 racing and stunt driving charges.
Failing to wear a seatbelt is the second most common cause of death, followed by inattentive driving.
Sara Pot first became involved with Niagara Children’s Centre in 2006 and two of her children have received support from Niagara Children’s Centre. She is now a part-time employee at the Centre and moderates an online support group for Niagara families with children with special needs.
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