According to the Ontario Provincial Police, speed-related deaths have more than doubled in the past year.
As of June 15, approximately 113 car accident fatalities have been reported; 33 deaths were related to speed while distracted driving and impaired driving were the cause of 24 and 9, respectively.
According to the OPP, speed was a factor in more than 11,000 motor vehicle collisions in 2013.
The Ontario Provincial Police released the information in an effort to warn the public about the dangers of speeding. As many travelers will be hitting the roads for Canada Day events this weekend, it is important the drivers are reminded to obey the posted speed limits.
Additionally, many road closures are scheduled around town for Canada Day activities. Queens Park Circle from College Street to Hoskin Avenue will be closed from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Southbound lanes of Yonge Street from North York Blvd to park Home Ave. will be closed from 7 to 11 p.m.
If you or someone you love is injured in an auto accident caused by a driver who was speeding, making unsafe lane changes or some other careless behavior, the victim may be entitled to compensation.
The car accident barristers at Greg Monforton & Partners can help you determine what your legal rights are and if the facts of your claim merit filing a lawsuit.