The temporary HOV lanes that were used during the Pan am and Parapan Am games caused plenty of headaches for drivers trying to get around the GTA.
Now we have numbers to prove they also resulted in a lot of crashes.
The OPP says while the HOV lane regulations and by-laws were in effect, the Toronto Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police investigated a total of 1720 motor vehicle collisions within the temporary HOV area.
When compared to the previous four years, the same area experienced an average of 993 collisions.
That amounts to a 73 per cent increase in the number of crashes during the Pan/Parapan Am period.