Sureté du Québec road collision statistics
The Sureté du Québec has released its statistics on road collisions that took place on its territory in 2012. For a sixth consecutive year, the numbers have decreased: 466 deadly collisions in 2006, 279 in 2012. The last three years in the Estrie region had the following number of mortal collisions: 30 in 2010; 32 in 2011; and 27 in 2012.
The group of 16 to 24 year-olds is the most represented, at 26.7% of those who died, when it comes to victims of road accidents. The second most represented group is 35 to 44 year-olds. Of the 315 people who died on Quebec roads in 2012, 220 were men.
The main cause of fatal collisions continues to be unsafe driving and/or speeding and most of those occur on highways.
The breakdown of fatal collisions in the Estrie region is as follows: Brome Missisquoi MRC, 6 collisions, 8 deaths; Haute-Yamaska MRC, 2 collisions, 2 deaths; Coaticook MRC, 1 collision, 1 death; Haut St-Framcois MRC, 3 collisions, 4 deaths; Granit MRC, 4 collisions, 6 deaths; Val St-Francois MRC, 2 collisions, 2 deaths; MRC des Sources, 1 collision, 1 death; Memphremagog MRC, 3 collisions, 3 deaths.