Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics

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Road Safety in Canada

1898 - In 2016, the number of motor vehicle fatalities.

10,322 - In 2016, serious injuries due to motor vehicle collisions.

5.2 - Number of fatalities per 100,000 population.

5.1 - Number of fatalities per billion vehicle kilometers travelled.

72,039 - Police reported 72,039 impaired driving incidents.

 

 

Alcohol-impaired driving

16% Of serious injury collisions involved a drinking driver.

69% Of collisions involving a drinking driver were single vehicle collisions.

40% Of fatally injured drivers had been drinking some amount of alcohol.

 

 

Drug-impaired driving

3 Drug-impaired driving offence occurs every 3 hours.

2,786 drug-impaired driving incidents were reported.

1 in 4 Cannabis users reported having operated a vehicle while under the influence of the drug.

33% of parents of youth aged 13-24 don’t know if their child has accepted a ride with a driver who was under the influence of cannabis.

$1,000 plus a 1-year license suspension is the minimum it will cost you if you get caught driving impaired.

2x Cannabis doubles your chances for an accident.

2.5 times men more likely than women to have driven a vehicle while under the influence of cannabis.

3000 Among the police-reported impaired driving incidents in 2015, nearly 3,000 involved drug-impaired driving.

42.4% Drugs other than alcohol are found in tested fatally injured drivers.

26-35 Fatally injured drivers aged 26-35 were the most likely to have been positive for drugs.

47.7% of drivers aged 26-35 group tested positive for drugs.

 

 

Fatigue-impaired Driving

20% of fatal collisions involve driver fatigue.

60% of Canadian drivers admitted that they occasionally drove while fatigued.

 

 

 

Seatbelts and Child Restraints

47% Seat belts worn correctly can reduce the chances of death in a collision by 47% and the chances of serious injury by 52%.

71% Proper use of child restraints can reduce the likelihood of death by 71% and injury by 67%.

30% of fatally injured drivers and 26% of fatally injured passengers were not wearing their belts at the time of the collision.