Canada: Ontario Provincial Police say there were fewer distracted driving deaths in 2018

Ontario Provincial Police are reporting a significant decrease in distracted driving deaths on highways and roads their officers patrol.

55 people were killed in 2018 because of inattentive driving, that’s a decrease of 27 fatalities compared to 2017.

It’s the lowest number in nearly ten years.

Fatalities in all but one of the “Big Four” categories were down in 2018. The “Big Four” refers to the four main causal factors in road fatalities – distracted driving, speed, seat belt and alcohol or drug-related.