Statistics

Interesting Read I was having coffee at Marija's and reading The Windsor Star  when I came across this interesting article - although the statistic's weren't local, it's a good reminder.

I did some research, according to an online article from CBC, in August 2014 The Ontario Provincial Police say the number of people killed in motorcycle accidents could hit a seven-year high. Twenty-six riders have died so far, with at least two more months of the season left to go.

It's good to see that 'OPP say while the majority of bikers abide by the law, there are a "careless few" who don't'.

"The OPP believes that Ontario motorcyclists in general recognize that they are a vulnerable road user and demonstrate safe, defensive driving," said  OPP Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair.

Top contributing factors in the deaths

  • Speed: Factor in 43 of the deaths.
  • Lost Control: Factor in 29 of the deaths.
  • Alcohol: Factor in 21 of the deaths.
  • Failure to Yield: Factor in 20 of the deaths.
  • Inattention: Factor in 18 of the deaths.

Let's be careful out there!

 

  1. CBC
  2. TORONTOSTAR
  3. OTTAWA CITIZEN
  4. GLOBAL NEWS

 

Interesting read after this Police Officer loses a son in motorcycle crash:

http://www.wheels.ca/news/after-son-dies-in-crash-opp-officer-preaches-motorcycle-training-

Using the sad statistic's for advertising purposes;

http://www.kcyatlaw.ca/personal-injury/how-many-people-are-injured-or-killed-in-motorcycle-accidents-in-ontario/