OPP Statistics: Senior Driver Testing Discriminatory

Subject: The Age Group in Ontario, with the Highest Rate of Deaths in Collisions

The Ontario Government continues to supply new information that proves that they are discriminating against the older drivers,by requiring special testing.

REPORT:    The Perth Courier   March 26th, 2015.

The Ontario Provincial Police released their profile data associated with the more than 3,500 road deaths, that have resulted from collisions on OPP Patrolled roads over the past ten(10) years, from 2005 until 2014.

Young adult males are the hardest hit, with the highest rate of fatalities, between the ages of 25 and 34 years of age. 

Most accidents are the result of distractions , such as phoning while driving, texting, or by passengers in the car, while other studies by MAD, show that these fatalities are overtaking those cause by drinking and driving.

The Ministry of Transportation Statistics continually show that the majority of accidents are the fault of those between 19 and 58 years of age.

So , if most of the fatalities are occurring to those between  the ages of 25 and 34 years of age, and those causing most of the accidents are between the ages of 19 and 58 years of age, why is the Ministry not protecting the rest of us by special testing those that are causing the injuries and deaths?

When was the last time you saw a senior driver texting?  The OPP Statistics clearly support the claims that this special senior driver testing is nothing more than a tax grab for the province and a profiteering scheme for the Dobbs/DriveABLE business venture.

Ed. Rockburne,RCMP, Retired.