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Road Safety Record

There was a significant drop in the number of people killed or injured in traffic accidents on Québec roads in 2019 when compared to 2018. The numbers for 2019 highlight the fact that, while it is becoming increasingly difficult to improve the road safety record, it is still possible to make progress.

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

2019 road safety record

The SAAQ has released Québec’s road safety record for 2019, which shows that:

  • 333 people were killed on Québec roads, which is 22 fewer than in 2018; this represents a 3.6% decrease when compared to the 2014-2018 average
  • 1,334 people were seriously injured, which is 101 fewer than in 2018; this represents an 11.7% decrease when compared to the 2014-2018 average
  • 33,403 people were slightly injured, which is 335 fewer than in 2018; this represents a 4.4% decrease when compared to the 2014-2018 average
  • the number of deaths among people aged 15 to 24 decreased by 6.4% over 2018
  • the number of motorcyclist deaths decreased by 4.1% over 2018
  • the number of pedestrian deaths increased by 1.4% over 2018
  • the number of deaths resulting from accidents involving a heavy vehicle decreased by 1.2% over 2018

Bilan routier 2019 (PDF, 598 KB) (2019 road safety record – in French only)

Annexes du bilan routier 2019 (PDF, 315 KB) (in French only)