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Port Stanley News RSS Feed  Crime Watch Safer Roadways - Dependent Upon Safe Drivers

Crime Watch

Sergeant David S. Rektor, OPP
Safer Roadways  Dependent Upon Safe Drivers

London, ON - The Ontario Provincial Police is once again appealing to all drivers to examine their driving skills and abilities and to look for areas to improve upon following this latest winter storm.

OPP in West Region alone responded to hundreds of collisions during the storm, one of them resulting in death. The only thing that could have possibly made this worse would have been if the storm occurred during the work-week as many motorists wisely elected to stay off the roadways Saturday and Sunday.

As a police agency we hear the frequent anthem from folks saying "we need more police" to make our roads safer. The evidence shows us that when drivers use common sense, obey the rules of law in place and adjust their driving to the road and weather conditions, our roads are immediately safer for all.

This weekend an officer was investigating one of the many collisions when he activated his radar to see two vehicles speeding by. One vehicle was clocked at 136 km/h the other at 108 km/h in a posted 100 km/h area along the 401 Highway. The roadway was glare ice at this location! One would think that seeing a police cruiser with lights activated at a crash site beside a crashed vehicle and tow-truck present would cause a driver to slow down - apparently not!

"Road safety is 100% dependent upon all motorists obeying the rules of the road and driving to the road and weather conditions." - OPP Chief Superintendent John Cain.

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Last Updated: Monday, 16 April 2018 12:43:42 PM EST

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