Nearly 300 dead already this year on roads and rivers, says the OPP

Nearly 300 deaths already this year on roads and waterways, says the PPO

OPP spokesperson Kerry Schmidt urges motorists to slow down.< /p>

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reports 259 fatal collisions on roads and waterways and 27 drownings since the beginning of the year, urging the public to be extra vigilant.

OPP spokesperson Kerry Schmidt reports 19 deaths in the past week alone.

He adds on Twitter that 8 cyclists have died since the beginning of the year compared to 2 at the same time last year, an increase of 300%.

He invites cyclists to wear helmets, boaters to wear life jackets and motorists to buckle up, avoid distractions, drive sober and slow down.

Speed ​​is the number one cause of fatal car collisions right now, he notes.

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