Road Safety Record

Accidents on Québec roads in 2017 resulted in more deaths and cases of serious injury than in 2016. The numbers for 2017 highlight the fact that it is becoming increasingly difficult to improve the road safety record.

The saaq’s road safety record

The annual road safety record presents the number of victims involved in traffic accidents on Québec roads over the 6 previous years. It includes detailed statistics based on the types of injuries sustained and the following categories:

  • type of road user
  • age group
  • region

2017 road safety record

The Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification, Mr. André Fortin, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the SAAQ, Ms. Nathalie Tremblay, have released Québec’s road safety record for 2017, which shows that:

  • 359 people were killed on Québec roads, which is 13 more than in 2016 and represents a 3.8% increase
  • the number of fatalities among accident victims aged 15 to 24 increased by 63% over 2016
  • the number of fatalities among accident victims aged 75 or older decreased by 27.6% over 2016
  • 69 pedestrians were killed, which represents an 11.3% increase over 2016, and a 25% increase when compared to the 2012-2016 average
  • 11 cyclists were killed, which is 3 more than in 2016
  • 49 motorcyclists were killed, which is 5 fewer than in 2016
  • the number of deaths resulting from accidents involving a heavy vehicle increased by 12.3% over 2016

Bilan routier 2017 (PDF, 2.0 MB) (2017 road safety record – in French only)

Annexes du bilan routier 2017 (PDF, 448 KB) (in French only)