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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 2018 when compared to 2017. The numbers for 2018 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

2018 road safety record

The SAAQ has released Québec’s road safety record for 2018, which shows that:

  • 359 people were killed on Québec roads, which is 3 fewer than in 2017; this represents a 1.6% increase, however, when compared to the 2013-2017 average
  • 1,435 people were seriously injured, which is 68 fewer than in 2017; this represents an 8.5% decrease when compared to the 2013-2017 average
  • 33,716 people were slightly injured, which is 1,652 fewer than in 2017; this represents a 4.7% decrease when compared to the 2013-2017 average
  • the number of deaths among people aged 15 to 24 decreased by 35.1% over 2017
  • the number of motorcyclist deaths remained essentially unchanged from 2017; however, it increased by 2.1% when compared to the 2013-2017 average
  • the number of pedestrian deaths decreased by 9.2% over 2017; however, when compared to the 2013-2017 average, this number increased by 16.9%
  • the number of deaths resulting from accidents involving a heavy vehicle increased by 5% over 2017

Bilan routier 2018 (PDF, 1.2 MB) (2018 road safety record – in French only)

Annexes du bilan routier 2018 (PDF, 275 KB) (in French only)

Dossier statistique – Bilan 2018 – Accidents, parc automobile, permis de conduire (PDF, 8.3 MB)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards. (in French only)

Dossier statistique − Bilan routier régional – Janvier à décembre 2018 (PDF, 5.4 MB)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards. (in French only)