Sureté du Québec road col­li­sion statis­tics

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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.

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