Winter driving conditions have been upon us and the Superior East Wawa Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) urge drivers to avoid the risky behaviour of aggressive driving – slow down, give yourself more time to arrive at your destination and maintain distance between vehicles.
Excess speed reduces the amount of available time needed to avoid a collision, increases the likelihood of a collision and increases the severity of a collision once it occurs.
Between January 1, 2015 and January 31, 2015, 49 Motor Vehicle Collisions were investigated, 39 of which were weather related. If travels are necessary during potentially dangerous winter weather conditions, drive carefully.
Motorists can check for road conditions by calling the MTO at 1-800-268-4686.