Good news on Ontario Highways
May 17, 2008, Kitchener, Ontario
Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer
The Ministry of Transportation released a report that shows that overall traffic fatalities and injuries had declined in 2005. This represented the third consecutive year of decline. That is good news for Ontario motorist.
Highlights from the press release:
For the third year in a row, Ontario´s traffic fatality and injury rates have fallen to their lowest-ever recorded levels, placing Ontario´s roads among the safest in North America.
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation´s 2005 Ontario Road Safety Annual Report released today confirms that measures taken to reduce traffic fatalities are working. Ontario´s fatality rate dropped to 0.87 per 10,000 licensed drivers in 2005 - five per cent lower than 2004 levels.
The statistics show that Ontario´s roads are getting safer: while the number of licensed drivers jumped by 21 per cent between 1996 and 2005, the number of traffic fatalities fell over that same 10-year period - by 17.6 percent.
Other highlights from the report include:
- Drinking and driving fatalities decreased by almost 10 per cent between 2004 and 2005
- Fatalities involving large trucks also dropped to the lowest number ever recorded, falling more than 20 per cent below 2004 figures.
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