OTTAWA, CANADA — Vehicle fatalities continued to decrease in 2004, even though there were more drivers and vehicles on the road than ever before, according to a Transport Canada study. Injuries also decreased by 4.5% over 2003.
Since 1980, Canadian road traffic fatalities have declined by almost 50%. Transport Canada and its partners have made progress in this area over the years and the department continues to work with provinces, territories and other safety agencies on Road Safety Vision 2010, which aims to raise awareness of road safety issues, to improve collaboration and cooperation among safety agencies and to toughen enforcement.
Source: Transport Canada Press Release