Friday, 10 April 2015

Thank you to all those who are playing safely

Know the dangers of roads, ice and snow

I'm glad we're near the end of winter. We had a couple inches of snow Wednesday AND Thursday night.
A recent driving incident report from our OPP states that most car incidents (397)  involve men, ages 25 to 34 years old.

Young Ontario men most likely to make fatal driving errors: OPP

Police release statistics that paint picture of death on provincial roads

There have been more than 3,500 deaths on Ontario roads in the last 10 years, and men between the ages of 25 and 34 are most at risk. While the Ontario Provincial Police regularly publishes data on the fatal collisions it investigates, for the first time police have shed light on those who have died as well as those whose actions were factors in their deaths. The 10-year data reveals that twice as many males (2,358) have died in traffic collisions as females (1,146) from 2005 to 2014.  According to police, of those, 310 of the men were drivers and 60 were passengers.

 Now, the danger out there is the melting ice, as well. People can take it for granted. Preserving life is about predicting risks, and taking precautions. We know that teens brains don't let them think twice. This is a sad state of affairs.
Parents of Shawn Lalonde Laframboise 
living near river says it is their son who is the missing 
divers are searching.

Calgary Sun

Warmer weather may increase avalanche death toll into spring, said Avalanche Canada
And while the number of deaths this avalanche season is below average, ... “It's three snowmobilers, three backcountry skiers and two ice climbers, ...

From the OPP and Red Cross Know the dangers of ice  

It's that time of year! The ice fishing huts are coming off of the ice, although this week has been colder.


William Kendall said...

Having had seen the ice on the river a few days ago, it's still there- it baffles me that anyone would be foolish enough to cross it.

Red said...

If we could find a legal definition for fools we would be able to solve a lot of problems.