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Take these 5 summer driving tips on the road with you

During the summer season there are more fatalities on Canadian roads than at any other time of year. During the last few years, motor vehicle collisions were the leading cause of hospital admissions and emergency room visits among Ontario youth aged 15 to 24 years. Whether you’re going to work, out for a day trip, or travelling to the cottage make sure to pack these tips with you when you head out on your summer travels.

Scary Stats

  • On average, one person is killed on Ontario’s roads every 15 hours.
  • Drivers accounted for 70% of road deaths. 23% were passengers and 7% were pedestrians.
  • Since 2005, there have been 3,504 road deaths on OPP-patrolled roads. (That’s enough deaths to have 10 (Boeing) 737s lined up end-to-end.)

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