Toronto police traffic cop Const. Clint Stibbe is asking drivers to slow down Monday morning as commuters face the fallout of about 15 cm of snow from overnight.
“Quite simply, slow it down,” Stibbe said Monday, Dec. 12. “You need to give yourself a lot of extra time and space.”
At 8:30 a.m. Monday, Toronto police have received 58 reports of collisions since 12:01 a.m., but that number, said Stibbe, is artificially low as officers have up to seven days to file reports and some motorists had yet to report to a local collision centre.
Toronto police officers have seen a number of motorists driving too fast Monday morning, he added.
“The reality is they’re driving far too fast for conditions,” Stibbe said. “Even this morning when there weren’t many cars on the road, I saw three cars into the guardrail and it is entirely based on speed.”
The OPP responded to more than 400 collisions in the past 24 hours.