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For Immediate Release | December 10, 2018

City’s 2017 Traffic Collision Statistics Show Collisions Slightly Up, But Injuries Down

The 2017 St. Albert Traffic Collision Statistics released by the City of St. Albert show there was a four per cent increase in the overall number of motor vehicle collisions throughout St. Albert in 2017, compared to 2016. However, there was a 21 per cent reduction in motor vehicle collisions resulting in injuries.  

The report outlines statistics that focus on various types of collisions (intersection, midblock, wildlife), historical data, neighbourhood trends, as well as demographics. Highlights from the 2017 Traffic Collision Statistics include:

  • 1,001 collisions occurred on public roadways (intersection or midblock related) representing a four per cent increase from 2016.
  • There was a tragic fatal collision involving a cyclist, and 211 injury collisions (down 21 per cent from 2016).
  • 74 per cent of all injury collisions occurred at intersections.  
  • 27 vulnerable road user (pedestrians/cyclists/motorcyclists) incidents occurred (down 13 per cent from 2016).
  • Nine incidents occurred in school zones (down 40 per cent from 2016).
  • The top age groups for at-fault drivers for males and females is 16 to 20. This age group represents only seven per cent of the overall licensed drivers.
  • Following too closely is the most common collision type.

The 2017 Collision Statistics Report provides a high-level summary of collision occurrences. All collision data will be compiled further to prioritize top trending sites, perform detailed site investigations, apply engineering or operational changes to the network, support enforcement activities, and link additional traffic data (volume/speed) with collision occurrences. This information will be used to deliver on the strategies identified in the Transportation Safety Plan. Strategies involve the combined efforts and actions of Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement and Evaluation with the primary vision of eliminating collisions that result in injuries or the loss of life on our roadways.

Further reporting on the outcomes of projects/programs, collision occurrences and trends, and priority areas of the City for planned work will be aligned to the Transportation Safety Plan.

For the complete 2017 St. Albert Traffic Collision Statistics Report, visit stalbert.ca, search Transportation Branch and click on Transportation Statistics. 

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