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  New Study Shows Improved Roadway Safety in Durham Region

Jul 29, 2008 12:40 ET

The Durham Regional Police Service is pleased to report a new study released by Statistics Canada shows a significant decrease in motor vehicle deaths from 1979 – 2004 by 52 per cent.

From 2000 – 2004 the national average of motor vehicle related deaths was 9 per 100,000 population with Ontario’s rate being 7. Durham Region’s rate of motor vehicle related deaths was 5.44 per 100,000 population. However, from 2002 to 2007, the number of registered vehicles has increased 17.6 per cent but the number of personal injury accidents are down by 5.3 per cent.

DRP continues to focus on roadway safety as one of its organizational priorities, as outlined in the new 2008-2010 Business Plan. Our Traffic Services Branch will continue to run safety initiatives geared towards impaired driving, speeding, seatbelt safety and high collision intersections.

Please visit Statistics Canada for more information on the study.

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