259 killed in clashes so far this year: OPP

More than 250 people have died in amphibious accidents so far this year, according to Ontario police.

Sergeant Kelly Schmidt said 259 people have died on roads, trails and waterways in the state since January, with 19 dead in the last week alone.

In a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, Schmidt said, “We often talk about the leading causes of highway deaths and injuries: distracted driving, aggressive driving, impaired driving, wearing seatbelts and safety equipment. “When you compare death statistics from last year to this year, you can say that all of these categories are on the rise.”

Schmidt says speeding is the “number one killer” of car accidents statewide.

And so far, there has been a 300% increase in cyclist fatalities this year compared to 2021, with eight cyclists dead compared to two at the same time last year.

Schmidt urges the public to slow down and wear life-saving safety equipment.

“Follow the speed limit, drive safely and responsibly, share the road and do not interfere with your driving. Wear all safety equipment such as helmets, seat belts, life jackets and pay attention to,’ he said.

Police are urging people to call *OPP or 911 if they see unsafe driving on roads or waterways.

259 killed in clashes so far this year: OPP

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