Distracted drivers leading cause of highway deaths

March 21, 20176


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It was a busy March Break for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

Officers laid more than 2,400 distraction-related charges during their annual Distracted Driving Campaign.  

Sadly, OPP- investigated collisions that involved an inattentive driver have claimed 11 lives so far this year ... almost triple the four deaths at this time last year.

Deaths linked to this dangerous driving behaviour continue to out-pace speed-related (9), alcohol/drug related (6) and seat belt-related fatalities (3) in 2017.

 The OPP reminds road users that, while the campaign is over, officers are committed to distracted driving law enforcement and education year-round.

They are again calling on passengers - one of their most influential road safety partners - to help save lives by showing zero tolerance toward drivers who text, talk on their cell phones, or engage in other distractions that endanger their lives and those with whom they share the road. 

Speak up and be a survivor!

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Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ministry of Labour continue to investigate a sudden death that took place at Compass Minerals' Goderich Salt Mine.  

On Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at approximately 6:16 a.m. Huron OPP officers and Huron County Paramedic Services responded to the salt mine located at 300 North Harbour Road in Goderich after receiving a 9-1-1 call for assistance.    

The injured male was brought up to surface and was immediately transported to hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.  

The deceased has been identified as 36-year-old Darcy CLANCY from Chepstow, ON.   A post-mortem examination was scheduled for earlier today.

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