Danger Zone: OPP say Ontario’s collision fatality rate highest in 10 years

Toronto, Ontario — The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said Tuesday that 107 people have died on OPP-monitored roads so far this year, marking a collision fatality rate it says Ontario has not seen for ten years. The OPP said it has not seen the number of people killed in road collisions reach the 100 mark […]

En Garde: Five arrested in Laval, Qué. Project Gardon auto theft network bust

Laval, Quebec – The Laval Police Department (SPL) has made five arrests in connection with a network of vehicle thieves, following an investigation dating back to May 2021. Project Gardon was an investigation by the SPL’s General Crimes Squad in response to a wave of coordinated thefts where vehicles were targeted and stolen from parking […]

Can-Packed: Car filled with cans gets ticketed by police

Waubaushene, Ontario — If you can guess the number of cans that are in this vehicle, you unfortunately won’t win anything, but the driver of this can-filled car was awarded with a $130 ticket for their impressive collection. In early August, the can-packed automobile was stopped at a ride check-in Waubaushene, Ont., by the Ontario […]

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 […]

Constable Corruption: OPP charge three officers with corruption to towing industry

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged three of their own veteran officers and suspended four others over allegations of corruption related to the province’s tow truck industry. They have also charged Sutheshkumar Sithambarpillay, owner of Steve’s Towing. All three are charged with secret commissions and breach of trust, while Bridle faces an […]

No casualties in massive pileup on Highway 401

An upturned truck lies in a ditch after a massive crash along the 401. More than 100 vehicles were involved in the incident.

By Barett Poley Bowmanville, Ontario — January 9, 2017 — Ontario’s Highway 401 is both famous and infamous. The road, running between Windsor and the Ontario-Quebec border, is famous for being one of North America’s busiest highway. It’s also infamous as one of the most dangerous roads in the country, especially the stretch around the […]

OPP data shows decline in frequency of collisions

A report released by the Ontario Provincial Police shows crashes were down in Ontario in 2015 compared to 2014, but fatalities rose overall.

Toronto, Ontario — March 13, 2016 — Crashes on Ontario’s highways fell by over 6,000 in 2015 compared to 2014, according to a report released by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). The OPP responded to 69,469 road collisions in 2015, compared to 75,644 in 2014. Most of the accidents occurred between passenger vehicles. Breaking down […]

OPP urge motorists to slow down, move over

OPP urge motorists to slow down, move over

Windsor, Ontario — July 28, 2015 — Despite ongoing efforts to raise public awareness, hundreds of Ontario drivers are guilty of ignoring the province’s Move Over law, according to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). CBC News reports OPP have laid 763 charges so far this year due to non compliance of the 12-year-old legislation put […]