Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Quebec Roads Continue To Get Safer

Investigators inspect a child seat at the scene of a seven-car accident on Notre Dame St. in 2006. Photograph by: Tyrel Featherstone, Gazette file photo

From The Montreal Gazette:

Apparently, it was not a fluke.

After registering a dramatic decrease in road deaths and injuries last year, Quebec further improved its road-safety record during the first three months of 2009.

Over January, February and March, 92 people died on the province's roads, compared with 112 in the corresponding period last year, an 18-per-cent drop, Quebec's automobile-insurance board announced yesterday.

And the number of crash victims who required hospitalization fell to 437 in the first quarter, compared to 470 in the first three months of 2008, a seven-per-cent decrease.

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