58 Deaths On OPP Roads Thus Far In 2019

Speed, alcohol/drugs, inattentive driving and lack of seat belt use linked to 45% of the deaths thus far

A number of causal factors have led to the fatalities on OPP patrolled roads in 2019.

Speed, alcohol/drugs, inattentive driving and lack of seat belt use are linked to 45% of the deaths between January 1st and May 5th.

“Canada Road Safety Week is an effective traffic enforcement initiative, however it is only part of the solution to saving lives. It is important that everyone take responsibility to ensure safety on our roads. Make a commitment to obey speed limits, wear your seat belt and never drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs, or while distracted.”

Thomas Carrique, Commissioner, Ontario Provincial Police

Facts and Figures

  • 97 road fatalities this time in 2018 with 53% of the deaths linked to
    Speed, alcohol/drugs, inattentive driving and lack of seat belt use
  • 332 lives were lost in the entire calendar year of 2018
  • The campaign is part of the broader Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025, which aims to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world