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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. 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.