Deer/ car collisions come in bunches
Grey County OPP is urging motorists to drive carefully after investigating seven motor vehicle collisions involving deer between 9: 30 a. m. and 11: 30 p. m. Monday. No injuries were reported. If you’re involved in a collision with a deer, or any other animal, which results in personal injury to you or your passenger( s) and/ or where the vehicle damage apparently exceeds $ 2,000, you must report the collision to police. Provincially there have been a number of collisions with animals this fall, more than 20 reported in Grey County alone. OPP offer motorists the following tips in an effort to minimize the chances of being involved in a collision with deer including being especially attentive from sunset to midnight and during the hours shortly before and after sunrise. These are the highest risk times for deer- vehicle collisions. Brake firmly when you notice a deer in or near your path, but stay in your lane. Don’t veer for deer, and don’t rely on devices such as deer whistles, deer fences and reflectors to deter deer. WASAGA BEACH - OPP are warning people to again be vigilant to scam artists trying to take your money over the internet. One Wednesday a woman in Wasaga Beach reported to police that a phone call from an alleged computer support company had called her to advise her on a problem with her computer and they would need her personal information to correct the problem. They also asked for payment from using iTunes cards. A second report Wednesday came from a man in the Township of Clearview who said they had been contacted by a person claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency . This person caller told this resident that to avoid jail, for the money owed, he had to purchase “iTunes” cards and give the person claiming to be from CRA the codes on the rear of the cards as payment. Police warn that neither the government nor a legitimate business would ask for payment like this, and that the CRA would never threaten arrest in a phone call. Police are again saying to never give out personal information over the telephone unless you know for sure who you are talking to a legitimate agency or business. For more information of fraud prevention, please visit the Canadian Anti- Fraud Centre at: antifraudcentrecentreantifraude. ca/ index- eng. htm ORILLIA — The Ontario Provincial Police is proud to be continuing its partnership with Mac’s Convenience/ Circle K Stores across Ontario again this year for Operation Heat 2017. OPP Officers will be handing out positive tickets to youth who are spotted committing random acts of kindness or exhibiting “positive” behaviour. These positive tickets are actually coupons valid for a free beverage at all participating Mac’s Convenience/ Circle K stores across Ontario.
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Ontario Provincial Police want to remind motorists that winter is fast approaching and that driving conditions can change rapidly and unexpectedly. The OPP is encouraging motorists to drive with extra care and to ensure their vehicles are fully prepared to meet the challenges winter driving brings. Police are offering this advice. Install four winter tires, which provide your vehicle with more traction and handle freezing temperatures better than all- seasons. Have an ice- scraper or snow brush in your vehicle at all times. Keep your windshield washer fluid filled and keep an extra container in your vehicle. Keep your fuel tank at least half full in case you get stranded and to prevent condensation in the tank. Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle which should include: a charged phone, water, non - perishable food, flashlight, blanket, warm clothes, jumper cables, shovel, candles and a lighter or matches. Do not call OPP for road reports. To obtain information for the road conditions or reports, visit www. ontario. ca/ 511 or call 1- 800- 2684686. For more information on winter driving visit www. mto. gov. on. ca.