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Half of weekend road fatalities caused by distracted driving
That's despite a Provincial Police push to cut down on the practice...
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Despite an effort to crack down on the number of people driving while distracted over the long weekend, Provincial Police say half of the fatal crashes in the province were a result of someone using a handheld device while behind the wheel.

Those two collisions resulting in death has pushed the provincial total for distracted driving deaths to 39.

This past weekend was the first for the OPP to deploy their 10 new re-purposed distracted driving enforcement sports utility vehciles across the province.

They will continue to be used full time.

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Despite an effort to crack down on the number of people driving while distracted over the long weekend, Provincial Police say half of the fatal crashes in the province were a result of someone using a handheld device while behind the wheel.

Those two collisions resulting in death has pushed the provincial total for distracted driving deaths to 39.

This past weekend was the first for the OPP to deploy their 10 new re-purposed distracted driving enforcement sports utility vehciles across the province.

They will continue to be used full time.

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