Although there are still several months left to the year, the O.P.P. is reporting that so far this year, Ontario roads have seen 39 fewer fatalities than this time last year.

According to Ontario’s police force, between January 1st and the beginning of May, there have been 58 fatalities, whereas last year there were 97 in the same time frame.

Of all the fatalities this year, the O.P.P. says that 45-percent of them were linked to alcohol, drugs, inattentive driving, and lack of seatbelt. Last year, those same factors were linked to 53-percent.

Despite the drop in fatalities, the O.P.P. is issuing a warning that poor driving behaviour could bring those numbers right back up.

Written by Phil McCabe