Deadly car collisions up in 2015
The Sureté du Québec has released its road accident report for 2015, revealing a 13 % increase in deadly collisions compared to 2014. The number of deadly collisions went from 216, in 2014, to 245 in 2015. The most frequent causes of mortal collisions were: speeding and dangerous driving (26%); decreased capabilities due to alcohol, drugs or fatigue (17%); and distractions while driving (5%).
Another important finding was that 21 % of those who died in car collisions were not wearing a seatbelt.
There was an increase of 30% in mortal collisions involving motorcycles. On a positive note, there was a decrease of 38 % in road accident victims from the 16 to 24 year-olds group.
Despite the increase in mortal collisions between 2014 and 2015, the 2015 total is still 10 % less than the average number of mortal collisions in the years 2010 to 2014.
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