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Pedestrian injuries, fatalities in Calgary cost society $120 million each year, says city

February 27, 2016   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on March 11, 2016

Calgary Herald (CALGARY, ALBERTA)

The financial impact of life-altering pedestrian collisions and fatalities in Calgary could be $120 million each year, and possibly higher, according to newly released city figures.

Calgary’s transportation department recently adopted societal cost estimates from a 2010 report commissioned by the Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership…

…When adjusted for inflation, the average societal cost (in 2014 dollars) per fatal collision would be $6,683,900 and $162,300 per injury collision and $13,100 for a property damage only collision, says Tony Churchill, Calgary’s senior traffic engineer and leader of traffic safety.

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