Friday, April 24, 2009

Quebec Road Death Toll Drops Below 600

Bumper-to-bumper traffic on Highway 20 near Pierre Elliott Trudeau
International Airport last night. CREDIT: JOHN KENNEY THE GAZETTE

From The CBC:

Quebec is boasting the lowest number of highway and road deaths in decades, a tally officials said shows tougher laws to control speeding and cell phone use are taking effect.

In 2008, 557 people died in accidents across Quebec, the first time the road death toll has fallen below 600 people in 60 years.

The number is still too high, but it shows that new rules about cellphones, speeding, and drinking and driving do work, said Transport Minister Julie Boulet.

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