Deer/ car col­li­sions come in bunches

The Enterprise-Bulletin (Collingwood) - - NEWS -

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.

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