GET THE POLICE TO BE BETTER EDUCATED AND HAVE THEM LEARN THE FACTS AS TO THE MAIN CAUSES OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, AND AS TO WHO THE MAJOR REAL CRIMMINALS NOW ARE AS WELL. AND IT IS NOT MERELY THE ORDINARY PERSONS WHO DRIVES A LITTLE BIT TOO FAST.. IT IS OK FOR COPS TO LIKE TO DRIVE FAST AND TO LOVE HOT CARS EHH..
I am more convinced than ever that the police Canada wide tend to hire still mostly bad persons, persons who see their jobs as an opportunity to bully, to abuse others, a place to get richer and not rather as a place to serve the good citizens..
The Police naturally often still do lie to get more money, they also tend to make false demands of their own self importance, also do make often false claims in their own importance in having to deal with and prevent a lot of deaths Canada wide, and yet statistically the figures never do not any of show this..
Toronto looks to photo radar to cut cop costs , Toronto s MAYOR John Tory asks Wynne to bring back photo-radar to catch speeders.. Toronto’s request comes as municipalities across the province are trying to rein in ballooning police budgets. HOW ABSURD, CUT POLICE COSTS, LAY OFF MORE USLESS COPS..
Answer the question: Does photo radar save lives? Does it reduce collisions and increase safety? Or does photo radar provide a steady stream of income for the municipalities who use it? Initially, photo radar was always going to be used for school and construction zones. The one answer that is without question. It makes money – lots and lots of money and it’s simply too easy for municipalities to get drunk with easy money..
The oppressive police enforcement of revenue generating speeding tickets enforcement is still basically economically beneficial to a very small, isolated segment of society, the related cops, judges, lawyers, and it is false job security approach for them, stealing the taxpayers money, a false hidden tax. Speeding is not the major cause of car accidents, related deaths but Drunk driving, impaired, drive, road rage and texting are. Photo Radars do not address this as well.
Medical Errors are also still a leading cause of Deaths. More and more people die from medical mistakes each year than from highway accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS. And bad pharmaceutical drugs kill more people every year than are killed in traffic accidents. Many hospitalized patients suffered a serious adverse drug reaction (ADR) and died as a result. The researchers found that over 75 per cent of these ADRs were dose-dependent, which suggests they were due to the inherent toxicity of the drugs rather than to allergic reactions. The researchers concluded that ADRs are now the fourth leading cause of death after heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Any deaths from misdiagnosis of the ailment , deaths from unnecessary surgery; from medication errors in hospitals; deaths from other errors in hospitals; deaths from infections in hospitals; deaths from adverse effects of medications, or from adverse drug reactions used to treat the illness, they are all always still unacceptable! https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/hospital-deaths-account-for-half-of-deaths-annually/
More deaths, losses occur from Impaired Driving but the police falsely still like to put monthly quotas on money making, revenue generating traffic tickets… and fail to catch, go over the major crimminals
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?
DRIVING AT AN UNSAFE SPEED ACCOUNTS FOR ABOUT 16.5 PERCENT OF VEHICLE ACCIDENT’S DEATHS AS OPPOSED TO IMPAIRED DRIVING AT 45 PERCENT!
Don’t drink and walk, doctor urges Metro Canada – Toronto – Alcohol impairs many of the faculties that normally keep you safe, says trauma surgeon Dr. Thomas Esposito at Loyola University in Chicago. So do the bad drugs now too..
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.
IN ONE YEAR 60% of fatally injured drivers in Canada had a positive reading for blood alcohol and 160,000 people were convicted of impaired driving .
PERVERSELY IMPAIRED DRIVING CONVICTIONS BY THE POLICE ARE MAINLY ENFORCED 2 MONTHS OF THE YEAR FIRSTLY, AND THEY WRONGFULLY ARE NOT DONE THE WHOLE YEAR. GENERALLY alcohol-related driving offences account for approximately 25% of all Criminal Code prosecutions. ” If you drink and drive, it’s everybody’s business.. SO WHY GO MAINLY STILL AFTER THE SPEEDERS?
Research ALSO found a significant divergence in the punishments given to impaired drivers BY THE POLICE AND THE COURTS.
A survey of Ontario policing found that, on average, a police officer laid 2.5 drinking driving charges per year. The study suggests several reasons for low enforcement rates:
-not enough personnel (small towns only have one patrol unit that has to be available for emergencies and cannot be sidetracked by an impaired driving situation)
– time-consuming arrest proceedings (including the availability of a technician for BAC testing)
-attitudes of officers and administrators (not a serious crime, too time-consuming)
– the court system (many forms to process the charge, mistakes lead to acquittals)
-amount of paperwork required (2 hour average to do paperwork) (Vingilis, 1991, 202)
There is a need to be a serious governmental review of the present police resources, police policies in regard to traffic deaths and traffic fatalities. Drug or alcohol impaired vehicular driving by men and women, and not the actual driving speed, Now review real matters thst are still the key factor in the majority of the traffic accidents.. but yet money generating speeding tickets falsely get the most police attention, RCMP included too, also in many rural and urban cities..
Rather giving more money to the Police tends to make a police state, for it does not reduce the causes of accidents, deaths in fact.
Want to reduce the medical, Hospital costs, look beyond the pretentious police forces.. For a start:
CAUSES OF DEATH, USA, 2002
FORMAL NAME INFORMAL NAME % ALL DEATHS
(1) Diseases of the heart heart attack (mainly) 28.5%
(2) Malignant neoplasms cancer 22.8%
(3) Cerebrovascular disease stroke 6.7%
(4) Chronic lower respiratory disease emphysema, chronic bronchitis 5.1%
(5) Unintentional injuries accidents 4.4%
(6) Diabetes mellitus diabetes 3.0%
(7) Influenza and pneumonia flu & pneumonia 2.7%
(8) Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s senility 2.4%
(9) Nephritis and Nephrosis kidney disease 1.7%
(10) Septicemia systemic infection 1.4%
(11) Intentional self-harm suicide 1.3%
(12) Chronic Liver/Cirrhosis liver disease 1.1%
(13) Essential Hypertension high blood pressure 0.8%
(14) Assault homicide 0.7%
(15) All other causes other 17.4%
CAUSES OF DEATH OF ELDERLY CANADIANS (over 65)
CAUSE NON-DEMENTED DEMENTED
Heart disease 38.5% 32.5%
Cancer 19.6% 6.8%
Stroke 10.4% 13.1%
Chronic respiratory 7.9% 4.2%
Alzheimer’s disease 0.6% 7.2%
Causes of ACCIDENT PERCENT US
(1) Motor vehicle (MVA) 37.5%
(2) Poisoning 19.5% Food and blood infections. Overall, foodborne diseases appear to cause more illnesses but fewer deaths than previously estimated. But cause a lot of suffering , stress..
(3) Falls 16.3%
(4) Drowning 3.0%
(5) Fires, Burns,Smoke 2.6%
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT (MVA) PERCENT US
(1) Between vehicles 43%
(2) With fixed object 27%
(3) Pedestrian 16%
(4) Noncollision 10%
(5) Collision pedacycle 2%
(6) Collision train 1%
50% of MVA deaths were at night
50% of MVA deaths involve intoxicants in driver
62% of MVA deaths were rural
65% OF MVA pedestrian deaths were urban
25% of urban MVA deaths were pedestrian
(Note TRAFFIC VIOLATION Driving at unsafe speed is only 16.5% and the 83.4 % balance is CAUSED BY??)
An early death is tragic, but it also means the loss of some who could have contributed more to society, their taxes now included..
Police lie even about the main causes of Vehilcuar accidents now too.. they easily seem to forget the drugs and drunk drivers and falsely mainly go after the speeders.. with radars, traffic cameras..
The Government and police should go after the real criminals including bad Doctors, bad nurses, bad ministers
A report released 10/26/09 by Thomson Reuters, parent company of the Reuters news service, stated that the current U.S. health system wastes in a year, one-third of the current healthcare expenditure. The report cites the following as sources of wasteful spending
- Overuse of antibiotics and lab tests to protect against malpractice lawsuits (Pennsylvania State University estimates that as much as 91 percent of our nation’s healthcare expenditures are related to defensive medicine);
- Significant Fraud in Medicare claims ;
- Administrative inefficiency and redundant paperwork;
- Medical mistakes;
- Preventable conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes
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
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.
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
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 email@example.com
. 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
I think most cops are too dumb to read and understand these facts still too..