There is an expression that it takes two to tango, but often times, at least for the Norfolk OPP, it feels like their dancing partner is MIA. myFM sat down with the OPP’s Detachment Commander Joseph Varga. We spoke about the recent spike of collisions that’s resulted in multiple fatalities and life-threatening injuries. We also talked about Highway 24, which has been deemed by the public as one of the most dangerous roads in the entire County.
Varga was clear that one thing that’s not a factor in these crashes — a lack of police presence.
According to stats, the best way to avoid a collision in Norfolk County is to pay attention. Before 2015, the leading cause of accidents locally was animal related, but since then distracted driving has topped the list.
Varga says the OPP will continue to do their Zero Tolerance Zero Collision Campaign which sees officers crack down hard on drivers.
Meantime, the amount of deadly crashes on our roadways of late have been the talk of the town. So much so, the OPP want to sit down with the public and talk. Today from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. members of the OPP including Detachment Commander Joseph Varga, Staff Sergeant John Fashing and Staff Sergeant Jim Millson will be at McDonald’s hoping you will join them for a coffee. The goal is to hear public concerns and address them.