Ontario Provincial Police Name Traffic Accident Hotspots in Toronto Find Out the Most Dangerous Places to Drive
Source: The Star
Posted On: 07/17/2007
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) worked to outline hotspots for collisions, injuries and deaths.
One such traffic hotspot is on Highway 401 between Whites Road and Courtice Road. If you are driving on this stretch of the highway, you have a greater chance of being involved in a motor vehicle accident than on any other highway across the province. The likelihood of being involved in a motor vehicle accident collision is even higher if you are driving there between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
However, accidents causing a death are higher on Highway 48 between Bloomington Road and Smith Boulevard near Aurora due to drivers trying to pass on the highway.
Surprisingly, OPP found that the likelihood of death was higher in the summer than in the winter, especially during the months of July and August. It is said by Chief Superintendent Bill Grodzinski that the cause is related to traffic volumes on the clear and dry roads and the influence of alcohol. People are going out to the cottage and not using seat belts or are driving too fast.