Pedestrian Safety in Quebec

La securite des pietons au Quebec

According to Societe de L'Assurance Automobile du Quebec statistics, in Quebec pedestrians comprise 13% of all road deaths, the highest number after car and light truck occupants. Of all pedestrian deaths in Quebec between 2000 and 2004, 27% occurred on the island of Montreal, which has the most pedestrian victims because of its large population. On the road network, on average, 4.4 pedestrians suffer minor, severe, or deadly accident injuries daily, and 24 pedestrians die annually, 44% of all Montreal road network deaths. About 3,500 pedestrians are killed or injured in Quebec traffic accidents annually, with roughly 450 serious injuries, and 100 deaths. The authors argue that safety record analysis should be done in respect to conditions in walking practices, an activity beneficial to health, in order to better understand the pedestrian safety issue. Road network managers will promote walking as a transportation form and improve pedestrian safety by placing priority on pedestrians in public environment design and redesign and harmoniously integrating, within urban areas, transportation networks and offering safe traveling conditions. A provincial pedestrian round table, infrastructure improvements, pedestrian signals, and other issues, including child pedestrians, are discussed.

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  • Accession Number: 01055441
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2007 2:40PM