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Tragic start to 2018 on Ontario's highways, 26 people killed

Canadian Press

2018 is off to a particularly tragic start on the province’s highways.

The OPP say just 15 days into January and already 26 people have been killed on Ontario’s highways.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says much of the carnage has happened when the weather has been bad, so motorists need to adjust their driving to conform with the weather.

He says in addition to the poor road conditions, they are still dealing with the ‘big four” bad habits: aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving and seatbelt use.

To put it into perspective, the number of road fatalities is up 271 per cent over the same period last year.