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Danger! 25 reports of a vehicle travelling the wrong way on Ontario highways in last month

Two people lost their lives in two of the crashes
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File. Police are warning of wrong way drivers.

A rash of incidents involving a vehicle travelling the wrong way on a highway or road has the OPP raising an alarm about what drivers should do when encountering a vehicle travelling the wrong way toward oncoming traffic.    

Between October 5 and November 5, the OPP responded to 25 reports of a vehicle travelling the wrong way.

A collision occurred in five of the incidents and two people lost their lives in two of the crashes. Twelve charges have been laid so far in five of the incidents, two of which are driving while ability impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.        

There were 182 wrong-way vehicle incidents on OPP-patrolled roads in 2017 and 207 so far this year.

Here's some advice from the OPP.

"When drivers encounter a vehicle travelling the wrong way toward oncoming traffic, they should immediately and safely pull over to the side of the road, call 9-1-1 and provide their location, a description of the vehicle and the licence plate number if possible."




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