Jun 08, 2017
By Christine Ross
Ontario Provincial Police are speaking out against an 80 per cent increase in aggressive driving deaths on provincial highways. So far this year there have been 27 people killed, up from 15 at this time last year. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says aggressive driving comes in all forms including speeding, tailgating, following too close and excessive lane changes. He says many of the behaviours mimic stunt driving. Schmidt is asking drivers to think about everyone else on the road and asks that if you family or friends driving aggressively, talk to them about it. He’s also advising pedestrians, cyclists and people on motorcycles to take extra care and wear reflective gear to ensure they are highly visible.