Fes­tive Ride re­sults

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There were fe­wer fa­ta­li­ties on the road in Eas­tern On­ta­rio over the Ch­rist­mas ho­li­days.

The OPP East Re­gion of­fice re­lea­sed the re­sults of the an­nual Fes­tive Ride coun­te­rat­tack on im­pai­red dri­ving and other fac­tors that fi­gure in the num­ber of ho­li­day traf­fic ac­ci­dents.

The num­ber of deaths where fai­lure to wear seat­belts is in­vol­ved has drop­ped over the past years in the re­gion though OPP sta­tis­tics note that the num­ber of al­co­hol­re­la­ted traf­fic fa­ta­li­ties has re­mai­ned al­most cons­tant.

For Eas­tern On­ta­rio there were 45 fa­tal crash in­ci­dents du­ring the 2014 ho­li­day per­iod com­pa­red to 53 five years ago. The to­tal num­ber of deaths was 48 for the 2014 Ch­rist­mas sea­son com­pa­red to 57 in 2010. The num­ber of al­co­hol-re­la­ted deaths last year du­ring the ho­li­days was 8 com­pa­red to 12 in 2010. Those deaths in­vol­ving fai­lure to wear a seat­belt to­tal­led five for 2014 com­pa­red to 15 in 2010.

In Rus­sell Coun­ty the Fes­tive Ride re­port re­cor­ded one fa­tal crash in­ci­dent du­ring the Ch­rist­mas break in 2014, clai­ming one life with both al­co­hol and fai­lure to wear a seat­belt as the key fac­tors. In 2010 there were two fa­tal crashes in the coun­ty, which clai­med two lives. One fa­ta­li­ty had al­co­hol as a fac­tor and one fa­ta­li­ty in­vol­ved fai­lure to wear a seat­belt.

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