Alcohol and Drug-Crash Problem in Canada 2012 Report

This report describes the magnitude and characteristics of the alcohol-crash and drug-crash problems in Canada during 2012 as well as trends in these problems. Information contained in this report was drawn from two national databases compiled and maintained by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) and funded jointly by the Public Health Agency of Canada and State Farm. One database contains information on persons fatally injured in motor vehicle crashes; the other has information on persons seriously injured in motor vehicle crashes. This report is prepared on behalf of the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA). This report examines: data on alcohol in fatally injured drivers and pedestrians; the number and percent of people who died in alcohol-related crashes; alcohol involvement in those crashes in which someone was seriously injured but not killed; and data on drugs in fatally injured drivers. Thus, in the report, various indicators are used to estimate the magnitude and extent of the alcohol-crash problem and drug-crash problem in Canada during 2012 as well as changes in these problems over the past few years. The indicators include: (1) the number and percent of people who were killed in crashes that involved alcohol; (2) the number and percent of fatally injured drivers who had been drinking; (3) the number and percent of fatally injured pedestrians who had been drinking; (4) the number and percent of drivers in serious injury crashes that involved alcohol; and (5) the number and percent of fatally injured drivers who were positive for drugs. As well, these indicators are presented separately for each province and territory. Finally, this report also examines the degree to which there has been a reduction in: (1) fatalities and serious injuries in collisions involving a drinking driver; and (2) the presence of drugs among fatally injured drivers. Analysis is provided for Canada and each province/territory. An average of the 2011 and 2012 data are compared to data from the 2006-2010 baseline period.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 232p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01616956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781927993170
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2016 10:46AM