OPP report long-weekend fatalities at 20-year low

 The recent long weekend was a busy one for the Ontario Provincial Police, as they watched for aggressive drivers, impaired drivers, seat belt violations and motorists who drove while distracted.

The OPP reported one fatality on roads and another in a marine incident.  The 2013 Civic Holiday long weekend saw the lowest number of fatalities in areas under OPP jurisdiction in almost 20 years.

“I believe the public did an excellent job cooperating with our officers to keep the long weekend safe for everyone,” said OPP commissioner Chris  Lewis.

“I am extremely pleased to see the Civic Holiday long weekend end with the lowest fatality rate since 1995 and I encourage drivers, boaters and trail users to keep this positive trend up.”