Thursday, November 5, 2015

Alberta traffic statistics

  • Between 2010 – 2014, on average 43 pedestrians were killed and more than 1,170 were injured each year.
  • The majority of pedestrian casualty collisions (95.8 per cent) occurred in urban areas (2014).
  • In 2014, 47.9 per cent of the drivers involved in pedestrian casualty collisions failed to yield the right of way to the pedestrian.
  • Failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk carries a fine of $776 plus 4 demerit points.
  • In 2014, the casualty rates per 10,000 populations were highest for pedestrians between the ages of 15 to 19. However, 78 per cent of pedestrians killed were 25 and older.
  • On average each year between 2010 and 2014, 17 pedestrians involved in fatal collisions and 119 involved in injury collisions had consumed alcohol prior to the collision.

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