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June 25, 2010

We need more red light cameras elsewhere too! Cars, getting pulled over, police officers, Tickets,

Do we really need more red traffic light speeding cameras or just more cameras rather now? The clearest thing is the red light cameras have not changed driving habits? We all know red light and speed cameras are paced for profit? http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/08/26/revenue-generating-traffic-tickets/
 
New Analysis Shows More Crashes at Chicago Intersections With Red Light Cameras  “They’ve vastly overstated the benefits of the red-light cameras,” http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/red-light-cameras-chicago-crashes-accidents-20100607
Revenue or Safety? Colorado Officials Admit Red Light Cameras are all About more Revenue. It turns out that what the city believes are the locations in need of the biggest safety improvements aren’t necessarily going to be the locations that get cameras http://photoradarscam.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/revenue-or-safety-colorado-officials-admit-red-light-cameras-about-revenue/
The speed limit was 45 mph, which meant that, according to the guidelines set by the county, the yellow light ought to be illuminated for 4.5 seconds.  how many are not on long enough? There has been some nationwide consternation as to whether the dark pressures of finance have been brought to bear upon counties to such a degree that light durations have been sneakily curtailed. http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20002210-71.html
I am known to be a common sense radical. One of the oldest rule in Journalism is to follow the money trail, do follow the expense account statements, follow all of the tax payer’s money  expenditures included but here also do here follow the employee trails now as well. And  you do not have to be an auditor, accountant to do that to see what the the  civil and public servants, managers, supervisors too now  are doing firsthand.
Just merely often sit in the city hall, police stations, hospitals, nursing and old age homes and do also follow the employees, do see how many times their paths cross your path as well, see what they are actually doing, how many are just walking around, how many are doing their own personal business on tax payer’s money time now too. Now do the same thing with a TV camera.
City hall is so ready to put red light cameras on traffic lights as per cheaper alternative  like lengthening the red lights so  first do rightfully rightfully first that they put TV cameras, direct on home TVs especially on our tax paid  civil and public servants  employees. And  so do  put them also in in aldermen offices, in all of the city hall employees rooms, cafeterias, snack bars, hallways.
Here is what I see anyway for decades when I enter a the   civil and public servants  work place, I often do still see employees gathered  together in bunches in hallways, rooms, nursing stations, triage, all chit chatting, gossiping, have a great time with each other joking around, Now when I come back another day after my making these observations known to all and when they see me there is a clear expression of great, white fear on their faces, and they disperse, do rather start working, and do  jokingly or sarcastically even call me “the Supervisor” at the federal, provincial, municipal government offices
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People in leadership office do have to face higher penalties as an example now too. It is clearly established, accepted fact by most people that those in leadership civil and public servants cops, teachers, ministers, politicians included  are always to be exemplary in behavior,  conduct and they do need to maintain their high standards even out of their working hours, thus to do so they are also to be exemplary  judged, prosecuted  for their own wrong doings with a higher standard over those of us ordinary folks.
Now again recently I HAVE TOO OFTEN SEEN SENIOR NURSES HIDING AWAY LOOKING ON THEIR COMPUTERS, BEING ON THE INTERNET, WHILE PATIENTS WERE IN SERIOUS PAIN, AGONY, PATIENTS RATHER NEEDING THEIR ATTENTION.
Canadian health care ranks second to last compared with seven industrialized nations, according to a recent report by a private U.S. foundation that monitors and researches international health-care systems. The Commonwealth Fund studied the health-care systems of Canada, the U.S., Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the U.K., and found that only the American system ranks lower than Canada’s. http://www.canada.com/sports/2010wintergames/Canada+health+care+system+better+only+than+America+Report/3200336/story.html
Tax agency workers caught wasting time on web The Canadian Press  OTTAWA  Misuse of the Internet and email systems is by far the most common problem cited by the agency’s internal affairs and fraud prevention division. – Some Canada Revenue Agency workers have been spending far too much time browsing the Internet and sending offensive emails — and not enough time collecting taxes. Internal reports show an average of 85 employees a year are disciplined for wasting their work days surfing the web, setting up sports pools, sending chain letters, promoting “illegal substances,” sharing offensive cartoons and running pyramid schemes. Crap!!! ” (One) employee browsed the Internet an average of three hours and 32 minutes per day,” says one investigation report from last July, or about half the shift. “He installed four unauthorized software (programs) on his workstation.” Managers at the Canada Revenue Agency were lenient in their undisclosed discipline of the employee because of his “good performance” — even though it was a second offence, says the report. A year earlier, the same worker had been caught browsing the Internet an average of two hours and 25 minutes each day. Another employee — found to be web-surfing an average of 83 minutes a day — was also given lenient treatment in view of his “remorsefulness.”  The Canadian Press reported last  that agency employees have also been caught reading confidential tax files of ex-spouses, family members, creditors and others without authorization. Officials uncovered an average of 29 of these more serious cases each year — including one instance in which a female employee downloaded 37,500 emails and 776 documents onto personal CDs.
And you know that is all so common in many places now too, our civil and public servants, wasting, stealing the tax payer’s money    and those in house security TV’ cameras should now all rather be used to fine them all as well. Fine the offending in civil and public servants,  and not just the red light speeders.
PS I rightfully suggest that you put them also in the local  motels, hotels, police bars, local restaurants and measure how long the  civil and public servants. legislative members, do even also  take for their lunches, coffee breaks too.
We need full ACCOUNTABILITY , TRANSPARENCY, AUDITS
No RCMP ALCOHOLICS IT SEEMS
Cash grab and not a serious attempt on improving safety on the road
The Conservative Party that firstly promised to be different
NO END IN SIGHT TO POLITICIANS ABUSE OF TAX PAYER’S MONEY! WHY?
DO YOU BELIEVE THE CRAP THEY HAND OUT STILL?
Canada’s too often bad Justice Ministers
Police working hard to keep up their reputation as bad guys
Canada’s rapidly increasing aging seniors
Hospital deaths account for half of deaths annually
We need full ACCOUNTABILITY , TRANSPARENCY, AUDITS
PROFESSIONALS.. WHAT A JOKE..

 
Majority of accidents are caused by the drunk drivers firstly still. Police do not regularly, actively, year around purse them and why?  More people die from alcohol, drugs, hospital neglect, and yet more money is being paid on catching mainly the  speeders.. Police do not mind harassing still the ordinary folks with revenue generating  traffic, parking, speeding tickets though http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/speeding-is-not-the-major-cause-of-car-accidents-still/

August 19, 2009

More hidden Cash grabs. higher taxes

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In an article published Wednesday, the international financing agency’s chief economist says the recession has drained government treasuries to such an extent that “in nearly all countries … higher taxation is inevitable.”
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/08/19/imf-recession.html
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So higher taxation is inevitable. watch out especially for more cash crabs by the municipalities too, much much  higher prices for revenue generating speeding, parking tickets and by law violations too. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/hidden-municpal-police-taxes/
 http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/08/26/revenue-generating-traffic-tickets/
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After all all THOSE PEOPLE LIVING HIGH ON THE HOG AT THE CITY HALLS ARE NOT ABOUT TO GIVE UP THEIR EMPIRE BUILDING, LAVISH LIFESTYLES, EXOTIC BENEFITS, MOSTLY UNNECESSARY OUT OFF TOWN TRIPS.. and we have seen this already being carried out in Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and now in Montreal.
 
For decades I too  have rightfully opposed to all  the extravagant, wasteful spending of the city’s , tax payers money by civil, public servants because it is next the programs to the poor people that are cut first when financial problems occur… The continual mismanagement, budget deficit, tax payer money abuses and has there been even any changes in all this really? We all  really still do need still a full  review of the waste, fraud, and abuse that has plagued governmental efforts. What is also needed is a enforced, real program to remove public officials from office that take our money and abuse it, spend it on their own false pet projects while many of our people still are not getting the help that they need.  January 2004 was the start of my recent rash of my written correspondences mainly on the unacceptable  tax payers money abuses, injustices at the federal, provincial municipal levels too, as well, and it all  has specifically initially started because I had strongly, rightfully objected to anyone in the province of BC being kicked of social welfare, even if they are alcoholics, drug users… I still do rightfully and loudly  object to anyone being kicked of social welfare even in BC or elsewhere and this is still never acceptable. They all Civil and public servants, politicians, need to be regularly supervised too. That is why we need and have the auditors, News media, Opposition parties, concerned citizens to do this too.. and it still generally is not enough as we can see. TWO OF MY PAST NEIGHBORS, MANAGERS,  WHO WORKED FOR CITY HALL OPENLY BOASTED TO ME, AND DEMONSTRATED TO ME FOR YEARS THE COMMON CORRUPTION IN THE LOCAL CITY HALL, DONE BY THEM AND MANY OF THEIR COLLEAGUES. This included their unnecessary out of town trips, their taking stuff, computer accessories,  home from the office for their own personal use, boasted of  their lavish expense accounts, of their doing personal work at the office, and much more. Why did they think that me a tax payer would approve any of such wrong doings was their error. I reported their wrong doings rightfully rather. OTHER MANAGERS OF CROWN CORPORATIONS HAD ALSO OFTEN BOASTED TO ME OF THEM DOING SIMILAR THEFTS  AS WELL.. The fish stinks from the head but many cut the tail of first..  Reducing, cutting of the programs to the poor and needy persons for  that seems how the governments wrongfully still do wrongfully  respond to budget cut backs,  deficits, and to the poor and needy people too now, rather than dealing still firstly with the major crooks, tax payer’s money abusers too in the government and elsewhere,  How many people in reality even in the civil, public services governments now  have been arrested all together  for tax evasions and tax payers money abuse now last year? How many? Anyone care to answer the question? And speaking of the related  federal review as well, who are the high spenders last year in the federal government.. who ate at the best restaurants, traveled the most at the tax payers restaurants.. who were the drunks now too..  Politicians, and civil and public servants now included too..  (Luke 6:43 KJV)  For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
 
see also
 http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/13/but-we-knew-all-that-already-about-the-rcmp/ 
 
http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/third-police-vehicle-impounded-under-hypocrtical-speeding-legislation/
 
  http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/04/07/dirty-canadian-cops-dirty-pastors-dirty-cabinet-ministers/
 
http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/07/cost-of-power-line-between-calgary-edmonton-doubles-electrical-costs-increases/
  
Even in our governments, history tends to repeat itself, including thefts, waste and mismanagement, deficits, and they tend not to rather get better and why?
 
There are also plenty of places to try to save the tax payer’s money but starting to save the tax payer’s money at the expense of the poor people and their welfare programs is not the best  way to do this, not at all the way to do it!   The governments firstly should though clearly manage better it’s civil and public servants.. and the capital expenditures. Why? Well I do also know from real  experiences that it is also the services to the poor and needy persons, those who can afford it the least, that are wrongfully cut to make up for the past budget mismanagement by Ministers, managers of the civil and public servants too in Canada’s Provinces, Municipalities too. Rather than cutting back on the governmental aid, programs to  the poor and needy persons even next  because of the government’s own unacceptable past mismanagement we all do now too need to really take another continual look at how effective our tax dollars are always all of being used by the civil and public servants, and their managers, politicians now too. Cutting back on the Corporate welfare also is what the government still does also needs to deal with and not cutting firstly the Social welfare. The Corporations got what Billions  in social welfare from the tax payers? and we do not have money for the poor people? or for proper medical care, or for proper Justice, police, consumer protection  too? It never surprises me anymore when the superiors, Managers even  at City hall as well can also still  find money for new furniture, more staff, larger personal expense accounts but cannot find  the money to help the ordinary, poor and needy people during the good and bad times now too. Unacceptable. We all need to care about the unemployed and the poor people, Elected officials now included. It also  seems even  the governments and it’s managers are too often rather still just for sale to the highest bidder… and it doesn’t care who they are involved with or what they are up to or what it looks like as long as they are rewarding themselves or  their friends, and thus they wrongfully and too tend  not too  really look after all of the good ordinary citizens welfare..  this is still never acceptable. They all Civil and public servants, politicians, need to be regularly supervised too. That is why we need and have the auditors, News media, Opposition parties, concerned citizens to do this too.. and it still generally is not enough as we can see. The fish stinks from the head but many cut the tail of first..  That seems how the governments wrongfully does  respond to money and the poor people too now rather than firstly with the major crooks, the real tax abusers too..   
 
“ Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.(Galatians 2:10 KJV)  ”  
Making all of the poor people, social welfare recipients, those who can afford it the least, to pay for the sins of others is an immoral and  criminal act still. 
 
Furthermore here are thee, 3 things I know for sure in Canada the last 35 years
 
- It is not the poor people who have  mismanaged the majority of the tax payer’s money… but they do pay for it the most, those who can afford it the least
 
- if the public and civil servants had better managed the tax payer’s money there still would not  have been likely more money for the poor people cause the rich people would still try to steal it for themselves. I have met even covetous, greedy middle class and rich persons now too.
 
Thirdly  if all persons paid their taxes, and did not commit tax evasions, an ongoing major unacceptable sin that still do needs to be prosecuted there would be plenty of money for the poor people  assuming it could get to them without being stolen, intercepted again.
 
Even in my local evangelical church the pastor is also now was wrongfully  being  paid too an astronomical price for his poor services, his poor neglect of the poor people too, and I rightfully also do not agree with this  and say so as well. Jesus himself and the Apostles did not have a fixed salary nor a high paying one
 
(Isa 10:1 KJV)  Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; 2  To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless! 3  And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory? 4  Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. 
 
(Mat 7:3 KJV)  And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
 
  
  

More concerns, suspicions about Alberta Hospital cuts  CBC.ca – Mental-health advocates and people who use Edmonton’s Alberta Hospital and continued to voice concerns Wednesday about where patients will turn once the psychiatric facility starts closing acute care beds.

More voices slam mental health bed closures Edmonton Sun

Closing beds for mentally ill ‘a recipe for disaster’ Edmonton Journal

 

More concerns, suspicions about Alberta Hospital cuts  CBC.ca – Mental-health advocates and people who use Edmonton’s Alberta Hospital and continued to voice concerns Wednesday about where patients will turn once the psychiatric facility starts closing acute care beds.

 

August 8, 2009

Hidden Municipal Provincial Police taxes

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2 recently retired police officers testified that they had a quota to meet daily, 40 traffic tickets and at least 25 percent of them were undeserving.. and the corrupt policing system goes on nation wide.
 
Government Workers Earn More but do less work as well, police included, too many civil and public servants many use their government work to do their private, personal activities. I used to go out for lunch with a municipal lawyer 3 times per week, and I visited his office often too, most of his work he did at his job was unrelated to his job.
 
Now I was raised in Canada to respect law and order, and the ten commandments, I made mistake I thought everyone else did as well,  and I next also expected honesty, integrity justice from our peace officers but that dream was quickly shattered in real life, even in city hall,  in police stations and in the courts. The religious  fundamentals would have us all to believe that all Justice, police are ordained by God, but that clearly these days is a vile distortion, for some of the biggest liars, most immoral persons I have personally encounter are in our justice system not just in our medical systems,  including the mostly self serving  justice ministers, lawyers, police, as most of us easily find out too. Simple back and white, law and order issues take on hidden political , politically correct agendas rather too, to maintain the empire building justice establishments. Asking a cop firstly to do some real work tends to be a farce as well since they are know to be lazy, pretentious as well. My advice is stay away from them all. you cannot\ win playing with the crooks., the bad guys who change rules to suit their own purposes, agendas.

I am only following orders is not a valid response for anyone, any  cop now too… then maybe they should quit this bad job.. while the truth is that in most communities, the bulk of the ticket fees do go to the   general funds while next a  portion is also sent to the city or county who wrote the ticket. Still, it is  your  bad police force that does writes thousands of tickets a month and that income can quickly add up to millions of dollars and be very beneficial to the bad governments especially in these sour economical times as well, and also  as lead for more  raises, promotional for  these bad, abusive  cops now too..   It’s really still a perverse  form of generating revenue without spending much additional money to get that much wanted additional income even if they now also are taking it also now from the unemployed, disabled, very poor drivers. Bad judges , bad lawyers, bad politicians too are part of these traffic revenue corruptions now too.

Liars, pretenders claiming to serve the public best interests including the Albertan Sheriffs nab scores of drivers FOR SPEEDING GENERATING VAST REVENUES.  Police like to project the lie that speeding is unsafe driving.. and is the main reasons for car deaths, accidents, even though speeding is not the major cause of car accidents in Alberta , or in Canada, Rather 45 percent of accidents, realted deaths  are caused by drunk, impaired drivers that the police fail adequately to deal with as the police own statistics do show this too . Distracted drivers, bad drivers, road rage also cause more road accidents over speeding..

Now as I was reflecting about my many past posts on the net  in the last few years I was really saddened to note that too many of them were about bad , greedy people trying to steal , trying to get other people’s money for themselves, stealing the money, or getting  it under false pretences. The love of more money is still the basis of what many of the wrong doings is, was all about..(Eccl 8:11 KJV)  Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

NOT EVERYONE HAS A HIGH REGARD FOR THE CLERGY, POLICE, RCMP IN CANADA,   Hidden agendas, the world is full of it, many people have hidden agendas, Pastors,, Ministers, politicians, cops  too. Sadly some people they tend  present their own “facts,” but fall short in truthfulness  for they tend to falsely  have a hidden agenda, and often they want to be falsely personally worshipped and live in sin too.  Is 2:22 Cease to trust in [weak, frail, and dying] man, whose breath is in his nostrils [for so short a time]; in what sense can he be counted as having intrinsic worth? Crooked politicians sleeping with crooked cops.. not funny!

 
 Facts: 45 percent of car accidents are caused by drunk driver compared to speeding which is less then 15 percent.. but too often alcoholic themselves cops and civil, public servants, politicians so they do not want to enforce the drunk driving laws..
 

  Anyone reading this site knows I really also do not put up and rightfully so.. with  the acts of the too often bad, crooked cops, RCMP included who wrongfully, clearly abuse their jobs, positions, authorities that includes all the cops in Alberta, Ontario, BC, and elsewhere who claim they are serving the public good when they clearly are generating revenue  to keep their own jobs, and hopefully get a promotion, raise. This applies still to the OPP, RCMP, Alberta Sheriffs, Calgary , Edomonton Police,  now as well who lie and like to mislead you that most of the traffic deaths are caused by speeding, when the reality is far from this.. speeding is the least cause of car accidents, rather impaired, drunken drivers, road rage and distracted drivers are..  http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/05/19/albertan-sheriffs-generate-a-vast-revenue/

 
Traffic enforcement edict paying dividends CBC.ca Revenue from traffic tickets has dropped 70 per cent this year compared to 2008, said the chief. Use of turn signals seems to be a lost art in Winnipeg. The Police could write hundreds of tickets a day…even to themselves!
 
Winnipeg Free Press  Police Chief Keith McCaskill seems to be spinning this as a public safety and human resources issue, as much as what it really is: a revenue shortfall crisis. In another memo an inspector reportedly states that money generated from traffic tickets is counted on as a source of cash by the city. Police that they have better things to do than nab speeders and grab their cash. Especially at a time when the police are also facing a frightening street-gang problem. Winnipeg is a city with serious street-gang problem — where an innocent woman can be shot and killed at a weekend wedding — and now police are being told to crack down on driving offences. “Today, I saw an officer make a lane change without signaling. Should I have written him a ticket?” Traffic tickets are costly “the police officer gets paid overtime if he or she goes on a day off. If they are at work then they aren’t out answering emergency calls because they are waiting for you to make some bogus plea in court. On top of that, the Crown, judge and clerks all get paid. So in reality, it’s not saving taxpayers money.” “Firstly, what short cash, I thought the red light and radar cameras that everyone was complaining about recently more than made up for shortfall. Secondly, between the potholes, road construction and lack of bike lanes where in the devil do you tall foreheads expect the police towrite the tickets? You do not need a cop with a gun and a seventy thousand dollar salary to bother people about seatbelts or loose license plates. GET RID OF THIS PARA MILITARY ORGANIZATION” The issue is unavoidably linked with the controversy surrounding photo radar, specifically the belief that the inanimate system isn’t really about safety, but cold, hard cash instead. The only real link between the two matters, however, is the fact that traffic enforcement by police has declined with the rise of the machine.
 

Winnipeg police defend traffic ticket boost CTV.ca –  Winnipeg’s police chief says he has ordered local officers to write more traffic tickets, and has defended the decision by arguing it has more to do with safety than bringing in revenue for the city. Chief Keith McCaskill admitted that he had made the order to increase traffic tickets in a memo that was sent out to all officers in the force.  He said value of tickets issued to drivers by the police force, for common infractions like speeding, is down by more than two-thirds so far this year from 2008. “Is this a budget issue? Of course it is,” he said. News of the orders has sparked suspicion that the police force is trying to raise more money for the city’s budget by boosting the number of Highway Traffic Act Offenses it issues fines for.

 
- CJOB – Winnipeg Sun –  
all 10 news articles »
 
Winnipeg police officers have apparently been told to issue at least one traffic ticket per shift, or face penalties if they do not meet that quota.
 
 Revenue generating speeding, traffic, parking tickets are also the main focus of the Alberta government and police in spite the fact most accidents, deaths  are caused by impaired drivers still too. BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Alberta needs tougher drunk-driving laws to cut down on fatal accidents on the province’s highways, says an official with Mothers Against Drunk Driving.  “Alberta has refused to move on very strategic legislative initiatives that most of the other provinces have moved on,” Andrew Murie, chief executive of the agency, said Friday.  He recently met with the province’s solicitor general, but said there seems to be little appetite in Alberta to adopt stricter measures.  Impaired driving is being investigated by police as a possible factor in two collisions this week that killed several family members.  In the latest crash late Thursday night, a man, his common-law wife and her two daughters died when their car collided head-on with a pickup truck on a rural highway in northeastern Alberta.  Ivan Charles Paul, 51; Frances (Stella) Yvonne Gadwa, 35; Alexis Josephine Gadwa, 15; and Sarah Margaret Gadwa, 14, were all from the Kehewin Cree Nation near Bonnyville.  The pickup’s driver, a 42-year-old man from Bonnyville, was taken to hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.  Another collision in southern Alberta earlier this week killed five people, including a man and his three young children. The truck they were in collided with a backhoe and both vehicles rolled into the ditch. The truck was filled with beer cans.  Murie said Alberta needs to combine public awareness campaigns with stricter laws to crack down on drinking and driving.  Some provinces such as Ontario and Prince Edward Island give lengthy roadside suspensions for drivers who blow more than .05, even though under the Criminal Code the legal limit is .08, Murie said.  “What happens is, you lose your licence, and, it depends on which province, (it’s) a minimum of three days up to seven days, right on the spot. There’s no criminal proceedings with it.”  “They have made incredible inroads … it makes the public much more accountable before they get behind the wheel of the car when they’ve been drinking.”  Drivers who’ve received their first impaired driving conviction in Alberta should be required to have special equipment in their vehicle, which doesn’t allow the ignition to work if they don’t pass a breathalyzer attached to the car, Murie said.  Those regulations in British Columbia have saved lives, Murie said.  “Right now in Alberta, it’s not mandatory until you’ve been charged twice. Why do you get a free ride when you have technology that stops people from drinking and driving?”  No one from the Alberta government could immediately be reached for comment.  According to figures from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, of the more than 3,000 people killed in collisions across Canada in 2006, at least 1,278 involved impaired driving.  According to statistics compiled by RCMP in Alberta, there have been 28 fatal collisions so far this month – with 13 deaths in just the past few days alone.  Fifteen of those collisions may have involved drugs or alcohol.  The number of impaired driving-related collisions has stayed steady for the last few years in Alberta, something that is of concern for Insp. James Stiles, the officer in charge of traffic services for the RCMP. “Over 400 people are killed on Alberta’s highways every year for a variety of causes. But a significant contributing factor to that is people who continue to drink and drive and put everyone at risk on the highways, including themselves,” he said.  Police and community agencies have hammered home the anti-drinking and driving message so Stiles isn’t sure why the number of impaired driving-related collisions isn’t dropping.  Alcohol is a contributing factor in 26 per cent of fatal collisions in Alberta, Stiles noted.  “They’re not just numbers, those are families that are affected forever. In some cases we have seen virtually immediate families almost wiped out in one collision,” he said.  Louise Knox, 42, of Spruce Grove, Alta., knows what it’s like to have her world shattered by a drunk driver. In fact, it’s happened to her family three times.  In 1999, her son Mike was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver near St. Paul, Alta., northeast of Edmonton.  In 2007, her youngest son Eric, who was just 17 at the time, was in a vehicle being driven by a drunk driver. The vehicle rolled, killing a young man who was a passenger. Earlier this year, the driver received a four-year jail sentence after being convicted of impaired driving causing death but will be eligible for parole in September.  That same year, Knox was sitting at a stoplight in Edmonton when her vehicle and several others were sideswiped by an impaired driver, who then fled. Several of the drivers, including Knox, followed him until police could apprehend him. The driver was sentenced to a one-year jail term. She said her heart goes out to the families in Alberta who’ve lost so many loved ones in collisions this week – collisions that were completely preventable, in her opinion. Drunk drivers are staying behind the wheel because they’re not taking responsibility for their behaviour and not being caught, despite the best efforts of police, Knox said.  “It’s like Russian roulette. One of these times you’re going to get caught. Hopefully it’s a police officer that’s pulled you over, it’s not because you’ve crashed into somebody,” she said.   http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090724/national/family_collision
 
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Firstly the police Officers must enforce all laws fairly and equally law, not quotas. The public does   need to fear unfair enforcement, and all  officers still have a duty to apply discretion and good judgment in enforcing all of the laws. Winnipeg’s police officers have been told to issue more traffic tickets, in part to increase revenue and  the move could hurt their efforts to curb the city’s gang violence.  What about the Police also now rightfully firstly go after the drunk drivers who cause more accidents significantly over the speeders?  The Traffic tickets do not reflect this. In 1999, police arrested 1,200 people for impaired driving and issued 50,000 tickets for a variety of Highway Traffic offences; by 2007, the numbers had dropped dramatically, just 500 charges for impaired driving and 24,000 traffic violations. And also the sight of any police officer ignoring his own  blatant road offence merely encourages disrespect for the law and the police, which is not in anyone’s interest. Hypocrite –  a person who insists on strict adherence to all of the formal rules or imposing a literal law meaning at the expense of a wider, fairer view. 
   
 Dirty Canadian cops, dirty Pastors, dirty  Cabinet Ministers are all fair discussions, topics for me too.. Any kind of professional abuse of the citizens is also unacceptable.. Any kind!!! 
 
I DO NOT HIDE THAT MOST COPS TOO READILY LIE, ABUSE OTHERS IT SEEMS.. RCMP INCLUDED. MANY LAWYERS LIE AND WHEN THEY NEXT BECOME JUSTICE MINISTERS THEY CONTINUE TO LIE, ARE IN REALITY POOR, GENERALLY PRETENTIOUS MINISTERS AND CANADA WIDE TOO NOW. NOW THE BC JUSTICE MINISTER CLAIMED HE WAS LOOKING INTO THE  JUSTICE MATTERS HAD TO NEXT RESIGN HIMSELF CAUSE HE BROKE THE LAW TOO MANY TIMES HIMSELF. BC Public Safety Minister John van Dongen’s driver’s licence has been suspended for speeding.
   
 The police Canada wide now also would like you to believe that less people are getting caught for drunk driving now as well,  even though the number of people getting drunk, becoming impaired is increasing each year too, but the accuracy of the police report now itself depends on whether the police do even bother to try to catch  the drunk drivers  or where they still  they are too busy writing the traffic tickets for speeding. even though speeding still is not a major cause of car accidents to start of with too. 
 
In reality the too often self serving, money hungry, promotional and empire oriented police, and their superiors, bad justice ministers, bad politicians  really do not care about the citizens good welfare but only their own.. ANOTHER CASH GRAB.. The Calgary Parking Authority is expanding its hold on the inner city by starting to charge for parking on more than 20 blocks of the Beltline.  CALGARY AND EDMONTON POLICE ISSUE MORE TRAFFIC TICKETS OVER ANY OTHER CITIES  IN CANADA AND  FOR DECADES NOW TOO!  Alberta’s TOO MANY crooked cops, RCMP included.. A blatant false  tax on the motorist – Speeding tickets.. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/09/16/call-it-what-you-want-but-it-is-not-about-safety/   
 
It seems that 70 percent of the adults drink alcohol in Canada too but 100  percent of them claim to be non alcoholics? civil and public servants included, and where do all of the many drunk  drivers, alcoholics  come from now too? For the civil and public servants all you have to do is look at their expenses accounts, see how much they charged us for booze and that will quickly show us all whether they really are alcoholics or not for a start.  Few alcoholics will admit they are alcoholics just as few persons will admit they practice tax evasion as well. Drunk drivers still cause most of the car accidents but the police prefer to go after speeding tickets, it is easier to to get the speeders.. and very profitable, sadly it also ties up our courts with the mostly unnecessary cases too. If you drink 2 martinis at lunch time or supper time  for a start  you are definitely an alcoholic.. andf if you are an alcoholic you should be fired from your job as well.  Drinking alcohol cause permanent brain damage, it also causes a significant deterioration of one’s mental capabilities, deterioration of one’s inter personal relationship skills, it also causes more car accidents than speeding or not having adequate winter tires, it also reduces significantly one’s work productivity as well undeniably too. 

Now we know that more people have accident due to road rage, impaired driving, driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol  over speeding too and we still do need to review how much time and resources do the police deal with that firstly? “   http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/10/11/albertas-crooked-cops-rcmp-included/ 

 

Here is what I found amazing and worth while examining now  in much more detail.. insurance companies in Canada do not mind gouging Canadian consumers in their greed to make more profits..  and we all know that accumulating speeding , traffic infractions, will cause your car insurance costs to go up significantly…   and yet here is what I find surprising, neither the insurance companies, the provincial government, nor the federal government, the police have real, valid detailed statistics on the causes of traffic accidents: such as how many were caused my alcoholic drivers, how many were caused by speeding, how many were caused by poor road conditions, lousy snow clearing as well, etc not even in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, BC as well.. …. so what do the insurance companies do with all the extra money they collect, certainly they of all persons should have firstly the best statistics on traffic accidents now in the first place, or how do they determine their rates??? Even Canada’s police chiefs have to rely on accident statistics from other countries, such as Australia, Great Britain, the US..
 
  This year’s bloody summer on Alberta roads could go down as among the deadliest on record.   This summer, dozens of people have been killed and badly injured in a series of horrific crashes throughout the province. And last month in Alberta, Mounties said they were investigating alcohol or drugs in a factor in 15 of the 28 fatal crashes recorded in the province.  “But certainly it looks like 2009 might go on record as more serious injuries or fatalities, which really concerns us. ” “Based on this summer, it seems like more people are driving impaired.”  AMA spokesman Don Szarko.  “Driver error was a factor in 90% of the 158,055 crashes last YEAR. But this year things aren’t looking as promising.  ” Driver error was a major factor, or was it really basically drunk driving, or next even speeding? Kinda of confusing now  isn’t it..
 

The RCMP was, is falsely  millions of dollars money making pit catching tourists leaving Banff Park .  The RCMP Public complaints Commission in Calgary next wrongfully did very little good in regard to this my specific complaint. Do see the Canmore Alberta Queen’s court transcripts for the details now too. I am not ashamed of the whole  truth.   Did I also tell you that the poor  manager of purchasing the computers at the Montreal CBC that I met firsthand too was an ex RCMP officer himself who also had a relative working for the bad RCMP in Canmore Alberta? I got three tickets in a row from the same Traffic cop in Calgary, note in reality abusive and bad quota cop, and I next went to the Calgary’s mayor Al Duerr’s office to rightfully object, and I face to face  told the mayor’s secretary I was going also next across the street to the Calgary Police chief to complain about it too. I walked into the police office and told the secretary I want to see the chief of police and I said you “cops are crooked? A sergeant asked me to leave or he would have me arrested. I told him I was not going to leave till I talked to the Police chief so the sergeant had me arrested for talking out loud in a public place. The same sergeant that was the liaison officer at the Calgary Multicultural center, the one I as a patron member of the Calgary Multicultural center had complained to him face to face at the center to previously how racial abusive the Calgary cops were just a few months ago. When the officer had arrested me I told him I knew him and  who I was and then he recognized me and he said to the other police men present that they had made a mistake and to let me go.. I was next allowed to leave the jail by the back door into the rear lane exit but the Police charges against me wrongfully were not dropped. And if that was how they treated me how do you think they treat any others? just as bad. In court next the Police security present next testified that she new me, that this was not the first time I was complaining about bad Calgary cops. The judge admitted that my right of free speech was being clearly violated but I was still guilty and I was fined $250.00 which I paid under duress. You can see this for yourself in the Calgary Court records if they have not hid it or lost it again..

 

Now   as if you all did not know that already that the Local and the national police cannot be respected to do a decent inquiry into the alleged wrong doings of any police officers, cause we can seem all to know that the accused police do not hesitate to lie, to cover-up the reality… now self regulation  of the police force, is just useless self masturbation always it seems, thus we need independent  reviews of all police complaints for all of the police forces too in Canada, with real negative consequences on the guilty persons now too and it is  as simple as that   The truth, real acts, real facts speak louder than the too often, false, cheap words now too still. Police unions, Police Public relationships departments now too  would have us all believe that the police is supposedly now aggressively tackling crime, criminals, injustice in Canada. Even a according to the RCMP Public relationship propaganda department too,  because if they the RCMP now did not write a report about it,  it all now still would not be obvious to most people who wonder what the cops are even doing now most of the time, besides giving out money generating traffic traffic tickets,  the report does not  indicate the number of  bad people actually successfully prosecuted each year for the millions of dollars already spend on the related police man-hours now too? nor  does the same RCMP report indicate the cost of the useless police enforcement per year in comparison now to the actual successful prosecutions?  

 At the RCMP too, the thin blue line is alive and well as the Robert Dziekanski case  best still  exemplifies it. this poor, abused  Robert Dziekanski, who died, or rather was murdered,  after a continual Tasering by four RCMP officers in the Vancouver airport in 2007. Next  the evidenced to all perverse RCMP lineup at the inquiry was a study in rehearsed. lying fabrication supported by also perverse senior brass, including a false police-testimony soundtrack completely out of sync with the reality of what was happening, all done  in spite of the evidence of  the famous video of the RCMP Dziekanski takedown. Certainly now without that video of the same  Polish immigrant’s death, any internal RCMP investigation would undoubtedly continued to  have determined to all that this matter again too  was a another justified police response instead of the now much too  obvious case of RCMP incompetence, and overkill. And   despite the undeniable need, logic now of putting all of serious RCMP allegations under independent investigations to ensure, enhance the reliability of real Justice, RCMP  findings and to improve its transparency, the false, perverse  RCMP foot dragging now continues but also not one of the Dziekanski murders, and accomplices have yet been convicted of any criminal wrongdoings as well. Now how much more perverse can this all get now too still all while the also perverse federal justice Ministers sit on their hands and do nothing again about it all?
 
The RCMP should be out of politics, out of Cabinet, accountable to civilian oversight, and investigated by other forces, perhaps international forces arranged by treaty. Failing that, this anachronistic institution should be mothballed or sold to Disney Corp . http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/08/12/don-martin-at-the-rcmp-the-thin-blue-line-is-alive-and-well.aspx

Self regulation of all organizations, personnel tends to be mostly still just immoral masturbation.. lawyers, pastors, doctors and nurses included. Public exposure and real prosecutions of the really guilty persons does work better.  The ongoing lessons of life even in Canada will be and are these: One cannot abuse others and get away with it forever. Laws, government institutions now are made for the good of all persons  too. Also if all of the evil persons, politicians included, are not also punished, made to face negative personal consequences themselves they really will not next stop their wrong doings. (Eph 4:28 KJV)  Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. (1 Cor 11:31 KJV)  For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

 Almost since my first job after graduating from university I had learned that people are not to be trusted, need to be supervised, and corruption still exists in construction, universities, municipalities, governments, corporations, amongst professionals and politicians as well.

As a person who has regularly followed the related news stores, issues in regard to drunk driving, speeding, accidents, AND DRIVER ERROR in Canada  it IS VERY CLEAR TO ME THAT THE NEWS MEDIA and the bad police SPIN VARIES FROM DAY TODAY AND CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AS BEING ANYTHING CLOSE TO THE TRUTH. Not even in Alberta or elsehwere.. Sad we cannot believe much of what we read, hear now these days still..

 see also

http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/third-police-vehicle-impounded-under-hypocrtical-speeding-legislation/

 
 
 
 

http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/crime-down-in-canada-report/

April 24, 2009

Research On Real-World Behavior, Vehicular Crash Factors – deaths

 

Speaking of safety, health now too . It is absolutely shocking to me, and I  wonder how the federal government can make a budget distribution based on need, when there is no real credible statics in Canada easily, readily available as to how many people have died from all together, separately, annually for  cancer, heart attacks, diabetes, drunk driving, speeding, homicide   in Canada  and why is that? No one cares? not even the Ministers? If you have such latest real info do let us all know..

Motor Vehicular accidents and Homicides do not account for even 10 percent of the causes of all annual deaths in Canada. In an average year in Canada, impaired driving killed 1,212 persons, injured 71,532, and caused damage to 236,375 vehicles, translating into 1,010 fatal crashes, 48,890 injury-only crashes and 155,510 property-damage only crashes, totaling an average of 205,410 crashes in all?  Total Traffic collisions in Canada claimed the lives of 2,926 road users?  http://thenonconformer.blogspot.com/2007/10/policing-facts-related-to-vehicular.html

and  yet more  than 9,300 hospital patients died solely of sepsis – a form of blood poisoning caused by infections – last year in Canada, new data reveal. Last year, there were 87,612 deaths in Canadian hospitals, excluding Quebec. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/hospital-deaths-account-for-half-of-deaths-annually/..

150,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer and 70,000people will die as a result per year?.  “Trends suggest that by 2010, cancer will be the leading cause of deaths in Canada and  will surpass heart related deaths..,” Also  1 in 4 Canadians will contract some form of heart disease . There are about 400,000 related acute care hospitalizations per year.  Cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of deaths in Canada and accounted for at least 33% of all deaths (34% among women, 32% among men) . 75,000 Canadians suffer heart attacks each year and there has been a decreasing trend as well.  All people yes  also will die anyway sooner or later but someone needs to care about the good welfare of the living in reality now.. not in pretence

 But none of them cancer or heart patients now will get any police tickets. Why? and what only speeders, drunk drivers will?

Not one cent of tax payer’s money should ever be used to purchase alcohol at any function, on any expense account.. and all alcoholics working in the government should be fired immediately if they are not getting proper treatment for it as well.

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 Drive safely and reduce the speed, and the amount you use your car and you will less likely have your insurance rates go up.. but if that is the case why do we bother having insurance? More details…

And it   seems the police in Alberta think we are all as stupid as they are rather now too..  here is some undeniable  facts the police in Alberta and elsewhere need to be educated with:

- Alcohol use is a factor in 2 out of every 5 car accidents. Many cops drive drunk as well..
– Major cause of accidents now  also are not caused by speeding. ” The official statistics showed that only five per cent of crashes are caused by drivers breaking the speed limit. Drivers who let their attention wander cause more than six times as many accidents.” Driver error accounted for 66 per cent of accidents.. and add the road rage, impaired, drunk drivers, bad poorly maintained vehicles to that too .. Police love to lie and say that all accidents are mostly speed related, to justify their fat cow cash grabs, especially in Alberta and in Ontario now too.. they lump all of their homemade statistics as the accidents, deaths realted all to speeding.. not in reality to drunk driver, bad drivers, road rage, poor roads, bad snow cleaning.. so the annual return of cold and snow will bring out another annual event, more car accidents.
– Most reasonable and reasoning people have seen the folly of speed cameras as a mere cash grab  for decades now too.
– Driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes.
– Men who drive under the influence of marijuana are more likely to be involved in traffic accidents and what do the traffic police do about this? nothing?
–  Most accidents occur on rural roads and not in the cities.. yet the traffic police force is mostly in the cities..
– Now the Police, also the RCMP is so ready to monitor others it firstly cannot monitor itself.. how absurd and hypocritical still too..
 
In reality the too often self serving, money hungry, promotional and empire oriented police, and their superiors, bad justice ministers, bad politicians  really do not care about the citizens good welfare but only their own still 

 

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Research On Real-World Driver Behavior, Distraction And Crash Factors     Sep 27, 2006 Driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes, according to a landmark research.   Driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes, according to a landmark research report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). Nearly 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involved some form of driver inattention within three seconds before the event. Primary causes of driver inattention are distracting activities, such as cell phone use, and drowsiness. “This important research illustrates the potentially dire consequences that can occur while driving distracted or drowsy.  It’s crucial that drivers always be alert when on the road,” said Jacqueline Glassman, acting administrator of NHTSA. Her remarks were made during a news conference at VTTI in Blacksburg, VA. 

   

Study Finds Correlation between Marijuana Use and Auto Accidents  A study, which was recently published by the University of Montreal in Canada, says that men who drive under the influence of marijuana are more likely to be involved in traffic accidents. A senior author of the study, Jacques Bergeron, wrote the following about his research conclusions: “Individuals scoring high on impulsivity or sensation-seeking scales demonstrated an elevated risk of driving under the influence of cannabis.”The study found that men who use marijuana are much more likely to be involved in accidents. In fact, of the 83 participants who were surveyed, 35 percent had been involved in a crash, resulting in material damages within the previous three years. Of these 83 men, 30 percent said that they had used pot and 80 percent of those said that they had driven under the influence of marijuana at least once in the year before the study. The age range of the men who were interviewed ran from 17 to 49 years old. The study itself was published in the journal: Accident Analysis & Prevention.

 

Study Shows that High Mileage Drivers are More Accident Prone   A recent study, released by Quality Planning, concludes that drivers who spend more time on the road and behind the wheel actually have a higher incidence of traffic accidents. This may be because the ratio of driving time to accidents is not taken into consideration; however, many drivers who use their cars for under 3,000 miles of driving each year have begun to demand lower rates from their insurance companies.  Such drivers are 44% less likely to be involved in an accident than those who drove an average amount. Those drivers who were behind the wheel for more than 28,000 miles each year are 28% more prone to accidents.

 

Driving While Intoxicated in Texas Texas Department of Transportation, Dec 28, 2006 About every 20 minutes in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol.

  

 
 

CALGARY AND EDMONTON POLICE these days still ISSUE MORE TRAFFIC TICKETS OVER ANY OTHER CITIES  IN CANADA AND  FOR DECADES NOW TOO!
  
Anyone who thinks the cops here are being honest, serving the public is a fool..

do see the related posts: 

The BC justice minister is clearly scared to prosecute the dirty RCMP because he is guilty himself.. many unpaid speeding tickets.. The citizens expected their Attorney General’s Office to conduct a fair and comprehensive investigation of all police  matters too to determine if there is evidence of criminal wrongdoing but he could not do so cause his hands were tied..

also in reality it is also an undeniable  fact that the police do immorally and specially target people who complain about the police, having been a police complainer and next  a target for many years myself I know what I am talking about. But what there is more too…

 PS: Transport Canada Transports Canada Road Safety in Canada – 2000  October 2003 ***
 
Prepared For: The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) Standing Committee on Road Safety Research and Policies Prepared by: Transport Canada Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulations Directorate  
 
Canada had almost 21 million licensed drivers in 2000, Despite huge improvements in road safety, nearly 3000 Canadians die on the roads every year Improvements notwithstanding, Traffic fatalities accounted for 93 percent of transportation fatalities nationwide in 2000. Traffic collisions in Canada claimed the lives of 2,926 road users and injured another 227,403 in 2000. 

  

Comparison of Fatalities by Mode of Transportation, 2000
Road 93%
Air 3%
Rail 3%
Marine 1% 
 
A profile of collisions in Canada
In Canada, there were approximately 1,700 motor vehicle collisions every day during 2000, of which about 75 percent resulted in property damage only, and 25 percent involved an injury or a death. 
In 2000, eight people died on our roads every day, and 623 were injured, 2,566 fatal collisions
  
 Two-thirds of fatal collisions occurred on rural roads  Most deadly collisions took place on rural roads – primary and secondary highways and local roads  Approximately 67 percent of the 2,566 fatal collisions occurred on rural roads in 2000. Of all injury collisions, 42,700 or 28 percent occurred on rural roads, while the majority occurred in urban areas . ( ***These figures are still unreliable, they seem to assume that speeding is a major cause of the accidents, there is generally no proof of that, not even in the police reports, rather speeding was, is not the main cause, Drunk driving was, is, and impaired driving, road rage, reckless drivers etc.,,)
 
Motor Vehicle Traffic Collisions 1991-2000
Three out of four serious collisions occurred in clear weather  road conditions for traffic deaths and injuries. But, in fact, the majority of collisions causing death and injury occurred in clear weather on straight, level roads with a dry road surface.( The drunk drivers drive often and have accidents on good roads, and good days )  More than half of fatal collisions and two thirds of the injury collisions occurred on such roads and the proportion of crashes on these roads has been on the increase. Almost one in five fatal collisions occurred on Saturday  A single three-hour time period, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., posed the highest risk for fatal crashes and those producing injuries. This high-risk time period was even riskier on weekends. Saturday was the peak day for fatal collisions, although the period from midnight to 3:00 a.m. was the most risky. Friday was the peak day for injuries. Fewer serious crashes occurred on weekdays, with Monday the safest day by a slight edge. 
 

July and August observed the highest frequencies of fatal collisions  On average, the peak months for fatal collisions were July and August. Injury collisions were also consistent: injury collisions involving two vehicles peaked in June, July and August, while single-vehicle injury collisions often peaked in November and December. 
 
The number of motor vehicles involved in crashes each year was still over 1.1 million in 2000, displayed by collision severity and vehicle type..  automobiles, light trucks and vans are most frequently involved in collisions.
 
The alcohol-related casualty figures remain grim. Of almost 3000 road users killed in 2000, alcohol was a factor in approximately 1000 deaths. Many of the fatally injured drivers who had consumed alcohol were severely impaired is about 40 percent.. Not all persons who have been in an accident have been test for alcohol consumption http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/tp-tp3322-2005-page6-654.htm
 
9 out of 10 Canadians buckle up!  Seat belt use by Canadians is ranked among the highest in the world. 40 percent of Canadians killed had not buckled up Most Canadians believe that seat belts will reduce the risk of death and injury; yet, almost 40 percent of motor vehicle occupants who died were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision. Among those seriously injured, 20 percent were not wearing their seat belts.
 
Seventy-six percent of road user fatalities are occupants of motor vehicles. Drivers accounted for 50 percent and passengers 26 percent. 
 
Fatalities by Road User Class, 2000
Cyclists 1%
Motorcyclists 5%
Other 5%
Pedestrians 13%
Passengers 26%
Drivers 50%
 
Almost all Canadians, regardless of age group, were safer on the roads Almost all Canadians, regardless of age group, were safer on the roads, but two age groups showed increases in fatalities of 19 percent and 21 percent in the 45-54 and the unknown age groups, respectively, over the 10-year period. The 45-54 age group posted a strong increase in population as mentioned above.  All age groups under 35 years of age showed strong double-digit decreases in injuries. Injuries in all age groups over 34 years of age increased from 1991 to 2000 and were most notable in the 45-54, 65 and over, and unknown age groups showing increases of 28 percent, 12 percent and 52 percent, respectively. Commercial vehicle collisions accounted for one in five deaths In the National Safety Code for Motor Carriers, commercial vehicle is defined as a truck, tractor, or -trailer, or combination thereof exceeding a registered gross weight of 4 500 kilograms; or a bus designed, constructed and used for the transportation of passengers with a designated seating capacity of more than 10, including the driver, but excluding the operation for personal use.   The National Safety Code currently contains 15 standards addressing factors necessary for the safe operation of all commercial vehicles.  The federal government has jurisdiction under the Motor Vehicle Transport Act to regulate truck and bus carriers that operate beyond the limits of a province.  The Act creates a framework for shared responsibility between federal and provincial governments for the safe operation of motor carriers.  The provinces and territories regulate the operations of carriers within their respective jurisdictions.  Over the period 1991 to 2000, injuries resulting from commercial vehicle collisions fell from 15,564 to 14,860; and fewer people died – a decrease from 662 to 587.  As impressive as these improvements are, however, commercial vehicle crashes are often deadly, and particularly dangerous to other users of the road. Although commercial vehicles, on average, accounted for approximately 8 to 9 percent of all vehicles involved in crashes, they accounted for an average of 19 percent of all road user fatalities or one in five road fatalities in Canada. 
 
By far the majority of victims in commercial vehicle crashes were the occupants of the other vehicles involved. In 2000, for example, crashes involving commercial vehicles killed 587 persons; 447 of whom were occupants of the other vehicles involved. 
 
School bus travel is very safe The number of school bus occupants fatally injured over the ten-year period was ten, two drivers and eight passengers. From 1995 to 2000, only three passengers of school buses were killed.
 
While vehicle occupants account for over 75 percent of the deaths and injuries the  pedestrians still do face considerable risks. Crashes involving these vulnerable road users claimed 567 lives in 2000.   Motorcyclists accounted for one in 18 fatalities Motorcycle registrations in Canada  311,000 in 2000. In 2000, there was one motorcycle for every 57 motor vehicles registered. Nonetheless, motorcyclists still accounted for almost six percent  00-04
 
The above extracts from the Traffic Accident Information Database reflect a compilation of the collision statistics most frequently requested through our information desk, web site and communications group.    To find out more about national road safety programs and initiatives, call Transport Canada toll free at 1-800-333-0371 or (613) 998-8616 if you are calling from the Ottawa area, or e-mail comments or questions to roadsafetywebmail@tc.gc.ca. You can also visit the Transport Canada web site at www.tc.gc.ca, where you will find links to related sites involving safety, including all provincial sites.  Sources of information: Transport Canada, Road Safety, Traffic Accident Information Database (TRAID) Traffic Injury Research Foundation, The Alcohol-Crash Problem in Canada: 2000. Statistics Canada, Canadian Vehicle Survey: 2000. Data for 1998 and 1999 in the above tables were restated where necessary due to the receipt of updated information.  

 

 http://www.ccmta.ca/english/pdf/state_of_road_safety00.pdf

 

 

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