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The SQ reports 269 road deaths in 2023

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Mar14,2024

The SQ reports 269 

The Canadian Press

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) has published its annual report on road safety and it reports 240 fatal collisions and 269 deaths in 2023 in the territory it serves.

The data published by the SQ mainly correspond to the average of the last five years on the transport networks.

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According to the police force, the main causes of fatal collisions last year were reckless driving and speeding (31%), alcohol, drugs or fatigue (16%) as well as x27;inattention or distraction (9%).

The Sûreté du Québec emphasizes that nearly 20% of victims who died in road collisions were not wearing a seat belt.

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According to the SQ, nearly 20% of victims who died in road collisions were not wearing a seat belt.

It is in the Mauricie-Lanaudière region that there were the most fatal collisions with 39. Next come the Capitale-Nationale-Chaudière-Appalaches , with 35, and Estrie-Centre-du-Québec, with 33.

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The analysis shows that there were 40 collisions involving a motorcycle, compared to 45 for the average over the last five years in the territory served by the SQ.

Twenty-seven pedestrians died on the roads last year, equivalent to the annual average between 2018 and 2022.

On the other hand, 4 cyclists died in 2022, compared to 5.8 for the annual average of the last 5 years.

In a press release, the Sûreté du Québec wrote that it was happy to see an improvement in the road toll compared to that of last year, a year which was not stellar.

In 2022, there were 266 fatal collisions, while there were 245 in 2021.

The number of deaths had increased sharply, from 265 in 2021 to 291 in 2022.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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