Men are more prone to fatal collisions according to recent stats
The OPP has released data on fatal road collisions over the past 10 years. Stats show more that 3,500 deaths happened because of crashes across Ontario in that time. Constable Lynda Cranney says the OPP has seen a decrease in some areas, but hopes numbers will continue to drop in the next 10 years.
The OPP says in the study, young men were the hardest hit. Close to 2,400 men died compared to about 1,100 women from 2005 to 2014.
Meanwhile, the OPP has seen a decrease in children death. In 2005, almost 30 children under 16-years-old and just over 40 teens (16 to 19) died. In 2014, those numbers dropped to four kids and 16 teens. Cranney says education played a huge role.
The OPP says by personifying our collision data, we can get a better idea of the magnitude of loss and the impact poor driving behaviour has had on thousands of lives.
Click OPP Fatal Collision Stats to see the full data.