Motor vehicle collisions are one of the most common causes of death in Canada each year! According to Statistics Canada in 2018 a total of 2,095 people lost their lives in motor vehicle collisions in Canada. Of those 1,860 (88.6%) were drivers 135 (6.5%) were passengers and 100 (4.8%) were pedestrians or cyclists ️ 🇨🇦 1️⃣ 💯 .
The majority of motor vehicle-related deaths were the result of passenger vehicle collisions. In 2018 1,894 people were killed in passenger vehicle collisions which accounted for 90 . 4% of all motor vehicle-related deaths during that year. That same year, 134 people were killed in motorcycle collisions, and 67 were killed in bus collisions 🏍️ 🚌.
What’s more motor vehicle collisions are responsible for an increasing many fatalities each year in Canada. Since 2009 the several motor vehicle-related deaths has increased by 10. 4% (1,899 in 2009 to 2,095 in 2018) . This increase can be partially attributed to an increase in the many vehicles on Canada’s roads 🔛.
However since 2017 the many fatalities caused by motor vehicle collisions has increased by 6. 3% (1,976 in 2017 to 2,095 in 2018) . This can be partially attributed to the fact that more people are driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs 🍹. According to Statistic Canada in 2018 impaired driving caused 35. 6% of all fatal motor vehicle collisions in Canada 🇨🇦.
In 2018 the majority of motor vehicle collision fatalities happened in Alberta (361) Ontario (353), and Quebec (236) 💥. What’s more the many fatalities from motor vehicle collisions was highest in Alberta (48. 3 per million population) and lowest in Prince Edward Island (20. 4 per million population).
These numbers reveal a concerning trend: motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for Canadians under the age of 25. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada 2,829 people aged 15 to 24 were killed in motor vehicle collisions between 2000 and 2009. This number represents 37% of all motor vehicle-related fatalities in Canada during that same period 🇨🇦.
In order to address this issue, the Canadian government has implemented several initiatives to reduce the many fatalities caused by motor vehicle collisions. These include public awareness campaigns and improved road safety laws. For example provinces and territories around Canada have implemented laws that mandate the use of seatbelts motorcycle helmets, and booster seats for children.
Further the Canadian government has launched a national action plan to make roads and communities safer. This incorporates initiatives to improve road design vehicle safety and driver behaviour. The plan also includes the commitment to develop a national education and awareness strategy to reduce the many serious casualties and fatalities caused by motor vehicle collisions.
Overall motor vehicle collisions are a major cause of death in Canada each year 🇨🇦 ️. In 2018 2,095 people lost their lives in motor vehicle collisions . The majority of these fatalities were the result of passenger vehicle collisions and motor vehicle-related deaths have been increasing over the last nine years. Furthermore motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for Canadians under the age of 25 . The Canadian government has introduced initiatives to reduce the amount of casualties caused by motor vehicle collisions but further action is needed if we are to reduce the many deaths caused by motor vehicle collisions in Canada each year 🇨🇦 🍁. . .
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