Variety of Quebec highway deaths rises in 2020

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The variety of individuals killed in automotive accidents within the areas coated by the Sûreté du Québec rose in 2020. In whole, 228 individuals had been killed in collisions and accidents final yr, as in contrast with 217 in 2019. Final yr’s toll was beneath the five-year common of 236 fatalities.

The primary reason for accidents had been:

  • Reckless driving and rushing: 29 per cent
  • Lack of consideration or distracted driving: 14 per cent
  • Impaired driving attributable to alcohol, medicine or fatigue: 10 per cent

Almost 20 per cent of those that perished in automotive accidents weren’t sporting a seatbelt.

In 2020, there have been 52 bike accidents that resulted in 54 deaths, an increase within the five-year common of 14 deaths yearly.

As properly in 2020, site visitors accidents took the lives of 18 pedestrians (an enchancment over 2019, when 21 pedestrians had been killed) and 6 cyclists, surpassing the five-year common of 4 a yr.