Oakville’s First Fatality of Victoria Day Long Weeked 2016

Halton Regional Police SIU
Oakville’s First Fatality of Victoria Day Long Weeked 2016
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Halton Regional Police were called to the corner of The Canadian Road and Royal Windsor Drive at the South West corner of the Ford Motor Company of Canada Assembly Plant at 4:23 AM on Friday, May 20, 2015 to investigate a motorcycle accident.

The Police arrived at the scene and found the driver on the street with no vital signs. The motor cycle was found further along in the grass. The Milton driver, a 28 year old male was pronounced dead at the scene, and the police have not determined the cause of the accident.

“Relating to this fatal single-vehicle motorcycle collision today, it’s too early for our investigators to conclude on a causal factor. However, collisions are preventable and as such it draws attention to the tragic outcomes which can occur if road safety is compromised. This is Canadian Road Safety Week, our officers are conducting high enforcement of traffic offences which cause the greatest risk to motorists. During this same time, we’ve experienced a serious collision injuring children on a bus and then today’s fatality. Police officers nationally will continue to do their part with municipalities and other agencies to raise awareness. Ultimately, road safety is the responsibility of every driver,” commented Deputy Chief Duraiappah.

In an effort to make the roadways of Halton a safer place for all road users, Halton police officers continue to provide an increased presence throughout the Region in support of Canada Road Safety Week.

In the first two days of enforcement, Tuesday May 17th until Wednesday May 18th, Halton Police charged 633 motorists with a variety of Highway Traffic Act offences. The top three offences during this period were:

#1. Speeding

#2. Disregarding a stop sign

#3. Distracted driving primarily attributed to handling a cell phone.

Slowing down, obeying all posted signs and resisting the urge to handle your cell phone while driving are choices all motorists can make. The Halton Regional Police would like to encourage all motorists to make the right choice & obey the rules of the road.

Motorists found in contravention continue to be subject to arrest & charges, including licence suspensions, vehicle seizures and costly fines.

Expect to see our continued presence throughout the Victoria Day weekend.

If you observe a vehicle being operated in a manner which places you, or anyone else in danger, please call 911 for an immediate police response.

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