Comment 101799

By notlloyd (registered) - website | Posted May 29, 2014 at 17:08:14 in reply to Comment 101796

Ontario has among the safest roads in North America.

In 2010, there were 0.63 road fatalities per 10,000 licensed drivers. This was the second lowest rate in North America, and marks the 12th consecutive year that Ontario has had the lowest or second-lowest fatality rate among all jurisdictions in North America.

The number of licensed drivers on our roads increased by more than 143,000 to over 9.2 million in 2010, an increase of 1.6 per cent from 2009.

The number of registered vehicles also increased by nearly 123,000 to over 8.5 million in 2010, an increase of 1.5 per cent.

There has been a long-term decrease in the number of drinking and driving fatalities: a 63.6 per cent decline since 1988.

Recent efforts to reduce fatalities from speed-related collisions in Ontario have resulted in a 23 per cent reduction, from 113 in 2009 to 87 in 2010.

If Hamilton is like the Provincial norm, the vast majority of adult Hamilton resident are licensed drivers and own cars. They are already the best of the best. Are you saying they are the low hanging fruit? You want to significantly alter their behavior because you think you can, because you think it will have a real and significant impact on health or because you have some other agenda?

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