The Orillia OPP have issued a public safety announcement regarding driver behaviour after responding to four collisions in the past two weeks where inattentiveness led to injuries.
The OPP are asking drivers to be more aware of their surroundings at all times, especially while on highways. Police want to remind motorists that it’s the driver’s responsibility to be on the lookout for other motorists, cyclists or pedestrians while making turns or navigating the road. Even if someone else made a mistake, the OPP want drivers to know they can avoid a collision in many cases by paying attention to the road and watching for other vehicles and pedestrians.
“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility including motorists, pedestrians, parents, educators and police,” said a statement from the OPP. “If we work together by making an effort to obey the rules of the road and being a courteous driver we can improve the safety on Ontario’s highways.”
If you have any information about a crime, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com if you have any information on any crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.