Category: Collisions

After a recent spate of wildlife collisions on Ontario’s roads, it’s a good time to review some strategies to avoid hitting deer and other wildlife while behind the wheel. Deer collisions happen year-round, but according to the Canada Safety Council, they “peak in October and November, which is the mating season and the time for […]

There’s a new road safety tool on the streets of Ottawa and other communities throughout Ontario: photo radar. Also known as “automated speed enforcement” (ASE), these speed cameras are now in place in various school zones in Ottawa as part of a pilot project, which began July 13th after a four-month delay due to the […]

The great weather during the last few days of spring is irresistible for motorcyclists in Ontario. After a long winter and months of isolation to keep safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s understandable that people are especially keen to get some rides in as summer arrives. Yet not everyone who goes out on their motorcycle […]

Earlier this month, OPP Sgt Kerry Schmidt shared that since January 1st, 2020, more than 400 Ontario drivers have been caught or charged with impaired or dangerous driving–in the GTA alone. Clearly, despite all we know about the horrors of impaired driving, many people are still making deadly choices when they get behind the wheel. “The […]

Winter is well and truly here in Ontario, and that means snow plows are out clearing city streets and highways. Plows are a welcome sight after a big snowfall, but with the benefits of snow clearance comes risk. Because of their size, function and design, plows can result in dangerous or even deadly situations when […]

Most people are happy to set back their clocks annually as the extra hour of sleep is a most welcome bonus at a time of year that is beginning to get dark and dreary. Research indicates that there is a noticeable spike in motor vehicle collisions after we “spring forward” early in the year, a […]

ATVs (also known as quads or off-road vehicles) are a popular recreation and transportation option in Ontario, and with the leaves changing colour and hunting season in full swing, fall is a favourite season for many ATV riders. Like snowmobiling, ATVing has many enthusiasts, most of who play it safe and respect the rules of […]

We’ve written about Vision Zero–a proven set of road safety principles that is gaining momentum across Canada— several times over the last few years.  Where are things at here in Ontario in 2019? Let’s take a look at what’s been happening with Vision Zero in our province. Kingston Kingston city council will consider a draft […]

The Canada Day long weekend is often considered the real beginning of summer, and for many folks in Ontario, it wouldn’t be complete without some time out on the water. The fun and festive atmosphere of a holiday long weekend or any wonderful, warm summer day, however, can lead to poor choices in boating. OPP […]

With the arrival of summer, it is prime motorcycle season here in Ontario. With about 220,000 registered motorcycles in the province, motorcyclists and other drivers should remember these key tips for safely sharing the road. For motorcyclists: Be seen. Drivers who hit motorcyclists often say that the motorcycle “came out of nowhere” and they just […]