Are Edmonton drivers getting worse? The stats say we are – in 2015 there were 890 more collisions than the previous year (total vehicle collisions including fatalities, injury/non-injury, motorcycles, cyclists and vehicle damage only) with 25,515 for the year. That’s an increase of 3.6%, but the number of motorcycle fatalities was up a whopping SIX HUNDRED PERCENT with six fatalities in 2015, and none the previous year.
2015 also saw an increase of 39% in vehicle fatalities, injuries up 4%, pedestrian fatalities up over 33%, but a drop in cyclist injuries of just over 10%.
The most common cause of collisions? No surprise to many – almost 40% were caused by tailgating.
Click here for the full study, which also includes stats on population growth, the day you’re most likely to be involved in an accident (hint: Sunday is the safest day on the roads) and the intersection with the most accidents last year – 97!