Canadian Road Safety News Digest

The other side of the pandemic: fewer traffic deaths

November 20, 2020   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on March 18, 2021

October 30, 2020, Ottawa Citizen (OTTAWA, ONTARIO)

Traffic deaths across Canada plummeted by 34 per cent as the country went into lockdown at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, newly released international data reveals. Traffic-related injuries also decreased.

The decrease reflected fewer vehicles on roads as schools and businesses shut down and many people began working from home starting in March.

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