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In an area the size of York Region, with over 4,200 kilometres of urban and rural roads, over 2,000 intersections and approximately 800 traffic signals, you would think accidents and collisions would happen randomly, anywhere and at any moment. Well, that’s not necessarily the case, says the 2017 Annual Collision Report.

In fact, based on statistics collected between 2014 and 2016, York Region has a pretty good idea the day, the month, the time, how and where you might get into an accident on Regional roads.

Each day 2.75 million trips are made on York Region roads, with driving remaining the preferred mode of transportation, and 99 per cent of travellers get to their destination without any incident.

This is what the statistics tell us about vehicle accidents and collisions occurring in York Region:

  • October to February are the months with the highest number of vehicle collisions
  • August sees the highest number of cyclist collisions; pedestrian collisions occur most in November
  • Fridays have the highest number of vehicle collisions; Wednesdays see the highest number of collisions for cyclists and pedestrians with vehicles
  • The hour with the highest number of collisions is between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • The most common actions causing collisions is following a vehicle too closely (25 per cent), followed by failing to yield the right-of-way (16 per cent) and improper turns (12 per cent)
  • 73 per cent of all collisions occurred on dry road surface conditions, 18 per cent occurred on wet road surfaces and eight per cent occurred on snowy/icy road surfaces

The 2017 Annual Collision Report uses a variety of statistics collected including collision rates, traffic volumes, weather and population.

Using this information, York Region develops and implements strategies that make Regional roads safer for all pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. This includes creating AODA compliant intersections, building new cycling infrastructure, continuing yearly educational and enforcement initiatives to enhance awareness, installing new traffic signals at 36 intersections since 2014 and installing an additional 20 red light cameras by the end of 2017.

For more information on traffic safety, please visit york.ca/trafficsafety



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