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Provincial health officer releases motor vehicle crash report

B.C. Ministry of Health (VICTORIA, B.C.)

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall today released a report that examines road safety in British Columbia.

“Road safety is still a critical public-health issue,” said Kendall. “Any preventable death or serious injury is unacceptable, including those that occur as the result of a motor vehicle crash. Though B.C. has seen a notable two-thirds decrease in motor vehicle crash fatalities since 1996, we could still achieve lower rates of fatalities and serious injuries-especially in vulnerable road users. My report makes a number of evidence-based recommendations to reduce the burden of motor vehicle crashes on our health and improve road safety in British Columbia.”

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