Police see a large spike in motor vehicle collisions this past week

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 15:00
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2019-02-26

The Thunder Bay Police Service would like to remind motorists to use caution when driving on city streets after a significant increase in motor vehicle collisions this past week.

The majority of these collisions are entirely preventable and are the cause of driver error. A moderate melting of snow has led to wet roadways followed by extreme cold which has made conditions more slippery than normal. This combined with reduced visibility due to higher than normal snow banks and drivers failing to properly clear their windshields before driving, has led to many of the collisions.

Police would like to remind the public to drive according to road conditions, to properly clear their windshields before driving and not to proceed out onto a roadway if they cannot clearly see if a vehicle is approaching.

This all boils down to giving yourself more time.

It is never the snow bank that caused you to pull out in front of an oncoming vehicle, the windshields fault for not letting you see through the ice on it or the roads fault for being slippery after a snow storm.

It is always the drivers responsibility to ensure they are in control of their motor vehicle.

Please drive safely.


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