Road report 2017: more deaths, fewer injuries

Less serious and light injuries, but more deaths. This is the road record that the Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transportation Electrification (MTMDET), André Fortin, drew up for Estrie in 2017.
There were 14 deaths, two more than in 2016. This represents an increase of 16.7 percent over the previous year, but a 20.5 percent decrease from the average of the last five years .

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The region has 70 serious injuries in 2017, two fewer than in 2016. This is a decrease of 2.8 percent from 2016 and 9.8 percent from the five-year average. past years, says a press release.

Light casualties also fell, 5.6 per cent from 2016, with 1274 injuries. This is an improvement of 11.1 percent compared to the average of the last five years.

For all victims, 1358 people were injured in a road accident in 2017, a decrease of 5.2 per cent compared to 2016 and 11.1 per cent compared to the previous year. average from 2012 to 2016, we note.

National balance sheet

In Quebec, the number of casualties decreased by 474 compared to last year. On an average of five years, the road toll trend is still improving. However, 2017 was a more difficult year for the number of fatalities and serious injuries.

In fact, 13 more deaths were recorded, while the number of serious injuries increased by 28.

The minister mentions that new measures of the Highway Safety Code were adopted on April 18. They will improve the road safety record for the next few years, says Mr. Fortin.

For Nathalie Tremblay, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Société de l ‘assurance automobile du Québec, “as of 2018, the Company will put in place actions to develop a better understanding of the different realities and thus be able to intervene with more targeted way. ”

“As a result, the Quebec Road Safety Table will be renewed by setting up working groups to address road safety issues. The first two will focus on pedestrians and motorcyclists. ”

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