Superior East OPP January Statistics

January was difficult for drivers on local roads, with Ontario Provincial Police responding to more than four dozen collisions over the month.
Superior East OPP have released statistics from January, showing they responded to 49 motor vehicle collisions, though none were fatal.
Staff Sergeant Megan Cavanagh's reminding drivers to follow road and weather conditions, reducing speed and increasing following distance, as driving too fast for conditions is the most common cause of winter collisions.
She's also reminding driving while impaired by drugs is a crime, with those charged for it facing the same penalties as those charged with driving while impaired by alcohol.
Superior East OPP are encouraging those who observe a suspected impaired driver to call the OPP or 911.
In total, Superior East OPP had 578 calls for service during January, laying 14 Criminal Code charges - and one impaired driving charge - with nine drug-related "occurrences".