By The Numbers: Collisions In The North


New stats compiled by the OPP for a CBC report shows north eastern highways as a collision prone area that has seen thousands of accidents over the last five years. Many believe highway conditions, weather such as snow storms or fog is to blame, the data shows otherwise.

“The majority of our crashes happen when it’s beautiful and sunny, it’s clear. That’s the data,” he said. “You would think that’s the last place or time we would have crashes.” commented OPP Inspector Mark Andrews

In 2013, over 1,600 collisions were contributed to “animal” So far this year, 865 collisions have been contributed to “animal”

“Inattentive Driving” comes in second, that include include texting or talking on a cell phone. In 2013 1011 collisions were reported and another 630 so far in 2014.

According to the data, Sault Ste,.Marie sees an average of 25 collisions per year mainly due to animal or inattentive driving. Tuesdays are the most common day and most collisions happen in the daytime, around 2pm.

To see the full data on north eastern highways, go to

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