Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth. As you head off into the long weekend, I wanted to wish you all a very happy and safe long weekend. Please be careful on the highways when you are travelling . The roads will be much busier and this always elevates the chance of an accident. Ontario roads are especially congested during a long weekend, and it only takes a split second of distraction to be involved in an accident. I also wanted to remind everyone to please not drink and drive.
According to recent statistics, Ontario’s roads are safer than ever. (newsontario.ca) The province has developed many road safety measures that are helping to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce the number of accidents on our road ways.
According to the most recent statistics, the number of road-related deaths is at the lowest ever recorded in Ontario and in North America.
- drinking and driving related fatalities – down 29%
- people killed in speed-related collisions – down 17%
- deaths involving large trucks – down 24%
- Canada has introduced some of the toughest laws when it comes to road safety, including
· – distracted driving – ticket issued
· – drinking and driving: 3 day licence suspensions for drivers and boaters with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05 to 0.08 or if under 21 years of age with more than zero blood alcohol levels immediate suspension.
· -street racers and aggressive drivers who drive 50 km per hour or more above the speed limit will receive immediate, 7 day licence suspensions and vehicle will be impounded.
RIDE programs will be set up all over the province. Please keep our roads safe by not drinking and driving. It’s up to all of us.