Motorcycle safety on OPP’s radar
The OPP says it’s raising “red flags” about last year’s death toll as motorcycles and off-road vehicles get into gear for the Victoria Day weekend. They’re warning all Ontario road users about a “historically tragic motorcycle season” in 2017, with a 10-year high of the 48 deaths. Twenty-two of the victims were not the at-fault driver. The top contributing factors were alcohol or drug impairment, improper turns, excessive speed and failing to yield. Meanwhile, nine of 22 off-road vehicle drivers who were killed in 2017 weren’t wearing a helmet. Last year, the OPP recorded 343 road fatalities, the most in five years.