They identified places that had the highest number of fatal crashes and collisions ending in injury over the last five years. Brant OPP say they have not had any fatal collisions so far in 2019.
BRANT COUNTY - Brant OPP have reduced road fatalities and collisions resulting in personal injury in specific targeted areas within the County.
The County saw a 250% increase in fatal motor vehicle collisions last year.
As a result, seven people lost their lives on the roads. OPP have not had any fatal collisions so far in 2019 and they have been working hard to have an impact on these numbers.
Detachment Commander Inspector Lisa Anderson says drivers need to be more responsible on the roads.
"No one wants a speeder in front of their house or on their road but whose house are you speeding in front of? Be a responsible road user in our community and do your part to keep everyone safe everywhere in Brant County."
OPP identified places that had the highest number of fatal crashes and collisions ending in injury over the last five years. They then created focused patrols in those areas which were created to change the driving behaviour of motorists who travel on those roads. This was achieved by increased police presence and through education and enforcement.
The efforts were measured through over 150 hours of increased visibility/enforcement and over 150 charges laid within these areas. The measure of success, however, is the decrease in collisions and decrease in injury and death.
The following roads are a couple of the areas where focus patrols have made a significant difference since January 1, 2019.
Highway 403 between Garden Avenue and Rest Acres Road has seen a 45% decrease in property damage collisions and a 25% decrease in personal injury collisions and a 26% overall decrease in collisions vs the 5 year average.
Highway #24 has seen a 10% decrease in property damage collisions and a 25% decrease in personal injury collisions and a 20% overall decrease in collisions versus the 5 year average.
OPP will be continuing their efforts to change driving behaviour to make roads safer over the next several months at the following locations:
- Cockshutt Road
- Hwy #54 - joint partnership with Six Nations Police Service
- Highway #24
Anyone with information regarding any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.crimestoppers-brant.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.