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Police respond to 38 collisions in Guelph's first snowfall of the season

Not sufficient to 'just' slow down, say police
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The first snow of the year had a significant impact on Guelph Police resources.

The following is a breakdown of collision categories that police responded to between 1 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 7 a.m. on Nov. 11:

  • 31 collisions involving property damage only (no injuries)
  • 3 collisions involving injuries, none involving anything serious or life threatening
  • 3 hit and run collisions
  • 1 fatality (already reported on)

Please think of these numbers when the next snow day(s) occur.

It’s not sufficient just to slow down. When roads are snowy and icy, drivers need to increase their following distance by a significant amount.

Also, drivers should leave themselves extra time to get to their destination to avoid the anxiety of running late, which could cause a person to take chances and push the envelope on the roads.