With her bill, Ms. Guilbault also provides for the multiplication of photo radars, prescribed by the Road Safety Action Plan announced in the summer of 2023.
According to data presented by the organization, the probability of survival [of a pedestrian] is 25% during a collision [with a vehicle] occurring at 50 km/h, they increase to 90% at 30 km/h. Additionally, the distance needed to stop a vehicle is twice as great at 50 km/h, the brief explains.
Two pedestrians were hit by motorists in Longueuil and Montreal on Tuesday morning. According to the Pas une mort plus collective, which will also present its recommendations to parliamentarians, these accidents should be treated like work accidents.
This organization proposes to base itself on the CNESST model and create a Road User Protector with the mandate to investigate accidents.
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A pedestrian was taken to hospital with significant injuries after being hit by a car on Tuesday , in Longueuil.
This addition to the bill would force officials to install safe facilities for pedestrians.
Piétons Québec also invites the Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility to adjust the sanctions linked to road offenses in proportion to the threat that these offenses represent for the life and safety of road users, according to the brief.
Fines should be more severe for drivers of heavy vehicles since the consequences of a collision with a heavy truck are greater, argued Ms. Cabana-Degani remembering that these vehicles are over-represented in pedestrian deaths. According to her, we have the capacity to apply this measure immediately.
The organization also asks parliamentarians to evaluate the possibility of applying this measure to drivers of pickup trucks, minivans and sport utility vehicles (SUVs). The application of this request would, however, take more time, because, to do so, Quebec would first have to adopt a vehicle classification system.