Accident Insights: OPP say collisions down for 2020, but fatalities up

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have released collision and fatality data for 2020, showing a decline in total collisions for the province but an increase in fatalities. Last year saw 26 percent fewer collisions than 2019, though the fatality rate was 22 percent higher.  A large number of deaths were deemed preventable […]

Peak Week: Daylight Savings Time typically results in higher collision stats

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— Traffic accidents can increase by as much as 23 percent in the week immediately following the start of Daylight Savings Time (DST), according to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). The seasonal increase is largely due to the impact switch to DST has on overall driver responsiveness and fatigue.  […]