There has been considerable speculation regarding the extent to which traffic accidents are, in fact, suicides. Some have argued that the incidence of traffic accident suicide may be particularly high among teenagers. However, research on the subject of suicide involving a motor vehicle has been limited. The purpose of this study was to gain some insights into the magnitude and characteristics of the problem. The study population involved all drivers and pedestrians who died in Ontario from January 1977 to December 1981. During that time, 36 driver and 34 pedestrian fatalities were classified as suicides by the Office of Chief Coroner.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Traffic Injury Research Foundation of Canada, Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto, May 27, 1982.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)

    Ottowa, Ontario  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • LAMBLE, R W
  • Publication Date: 1982

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  • Accession Number: 00387730
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 393
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM