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Annual safety reports

The annual collisions report provides statistical data on all reported collisions on City of Ottawa roads during a five year period. The report provides data to those agencies and individuals involved in road safety which allows them to make sound decisions and evaluate the performance of road safety programs, policies and strategies.

This report reflects only reported collisions in the jurisdiction of the City of Ottawa. Unreported collisions and collisions on private property are not included. 

2007 Ottawa Road Safety Report

473,384

Registered vehicles ( 2% increase from 2006)

620, 654

Licensed drivers (1% increase from 2006)

15,309

Total collisions on all federal, provincial, and municipal roadways with the city limits (7% increase from 2006)

40

Deaths from collisions in Ottawa (60% increase from 2006)

  • 20 drivers
  • 7 passengers
  • 4 motorcycle drivers
  • 6 pedestrians
  • 3 cyclists

4,209

People injured in collisions

  • 2,457 drivers
  • 1,049 passengers
  • 327 pedestrians
  • 257 cyclists
  • 94 motorcycle drivers
  • 25 motorcycle passengers

3,611

Calls for paramedic response to vehicle collisions(1,719 patients treated and transported to hospital)

5,951

Number of red light camera violations

89,000

Aggressive driving charges (approximation from Ottawa Police, OPP and RCMP)

Red Zone – Top 10 Collision Locations

West Hunt Club Road and Woodroffe Avenue

43

Prince of Wales Drive and West Hunt Club Road

40

Hunt Club Road and Riverside Drive

39

Meadowlands Drive and Merivale Road

39

Heron Road and Riverside Drive

36

Baseline Road and Woodroffe Avenue

34

Bank Street and Hunt Club Road

31

King Edward Avenue and St. Patrick Street

29

Belfast Road and St. Laurent Boulevard

28

Blair Road and Ogilvie Road

28

2008 Ottawa Road Safety Report

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2008 Statistics

485,973

Registered vehicles (3% increase from 2007)

   

626,000

Licensed drivers (1% increase from 2006)

   

15,638

Total collisions on all federal, provincial and municipal roadways within city limits (2% decrease from 2007)

   

30

Deaths from collisions in Ottawa: 10 drivers, 7 passengers, 10 pedestrians and 3 motorcycle drivers (25% decrease from 2007)**
   

4,115

People injured in collisions: 2,393 drivers, 1,031 passengers, 333 pedestrians, 262 cyclists, 82 motorcycle drivers and 14 motorcycle passengers
   

3,626

Calls for paramedic response to vehicle collisions: 1,733 patients treated and transported to hospital
   

2,516

Number of red light camera violations
   

83,000

Aggressive driving charges (approximation from Ottawa Police, OPP and RCMP)

$828 million Estimated social cost of Ottawa’s 2008 traffic collisions

The Red Zone

Top 10 Collision Locations

West Hunt Club Road and Woodroffe Avenue

51

Hunt Club Road and Riverside Drive

43

Hawthorne Road and Walkley Road

39

Belfast Road and St. Laurent Boulevard

37

Heron Road and Riverside Drive

35

Coventry Road and St. Laurent Boulevard

35

Baseline Road and Woodroffe Avenue

34

Prince of Whales Drive and West Hunt Club Road

32

Innes Road and Tenth Line Road

31

Industrial Avenue and St. Laurent Boulevard

31

In 2008, 30 people lost their lives on Ottawa’s roadways and 176 were seriously injured.

Source: City of Ottawa Reportable Collision Records – Ottawa Police Service, O.P.P., and RCMP

*Corresponds with Transport Canada’s Vision 2010 30% targets and does not factor in population increase.

** Difference not statistically significant.

2008 Integrated Road Safety Program (IRSP) Achievements

  • The IRSP’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) ran its fifth year of conducting monthly education and enforcement campaigns.
  • Ottawa Public Health nurses teamed with Ottawa Police Services to conduct two roadside child car seat safety check campaigns.
  • High collision intersections, identified through the City’s Safety Improvement Program, received targeted education and enforcement.
  • Organized R.I.D.E. check points in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Ottawa and the Ottawa Alliance on Impaired Driving.
  • Conducted ongoing outreach to parents of teenagers to support them in developing safe young drivers in partnership with Young Drivers of Canada.
  • Initiated on-street education and enforcement campaigns to increase pedestrian and cycling safety.
  • Celebrated Safe Kids Week, a national campaign to highlight the importance of child pedestrian safety – included safety fairs, community walkabouts and traffic ticket envelopes featuring traffic safety illustrations by children.
  • City traffic engineers and Ottawa Police worked collaboratively to address Top Ten Collision intersection concerns.
  • Conducted an initiative to increase traffic safety in construction zones. Radio ads aired in partnership with the Ontario Road Builders’ Association.
  • Re-profiled the Speeding Costs You Deerly campaign, an awareness campaign to reduce speeding on high-risk roads for deer-vehicle collisions. See results below.
  • Conducted major awareness campaigns to decrease speeding and tailgating. See campaign details and results below.

Aggressive Driving: A Major Focus for IRSP in 2008

In 2007, aggressive driving or driver error contributed to 80 per cent of Ottawa’s traffic fatalities. Responding to a need for greater education and enforcement relating to aggressive driving, the IRSP placed a major focus on speeding and tailgating last year.

Speeding Costs You Campaign

The 16-week campaign made use of television and radio ads, bus boards, radar equipped speed display boards, and temporary “Speeding? Zero Tolerance!” road signs. It also included the distribution of thousands of information cards, outlining vital statistics and consequences of speeding, to motorists and residents in high-risk areas. Pre-campaign publicity included an invitation on the web to share personal accounts of how individuals have been affected by crashes due to speeding.

While speed-related collisions during the campaign remained on pace with figures from the previous year, pre and post-campaign speed compliance surveys revealed that operating speeds decreased by up to ten per cent. A total of 9,935 speeding offences were issued during the campaign.

Back Off! Campaign

The eight-week campaign, which highlighted how to apply the two seconds between vehicles rule, included television and radio ads, permanent road signs at high-risk locations and the handing out of thousands of information cards to motorists with tips on how to prevent rear-end collisions.

During the campaign, rear-end collisions decreased by five per cent compared to figures from the previous year. A total of 235 following too close charges were laid.

Speeding Costs You Deerly Campaign Continues to be a Success

Deer-vehicle collisions decreased by 38 per cent while the IRSP’s Speeding Costs You Deerly campaigns ran in the fall of 2006, 2007 and 2008. Between 2003 and 2005, the average number of deer-vehicle collisions during the months of October and November – the peak period for the movement of deer – was 344. The number dropped to 298 in the fall of 2006, 236 in the fall of 2007 and further dropped to 214 last fall. These collision reductions result in an estimated social cost savings of $1.1 million.

Assistance from Community Partners

The IRSP’s campaign planning was assisted by CAA North & East Ontario, MTO and Young Drivers of Canada.

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2009 Ottawa Road Safety Report

   

2009 Statistics

498,120

Registered vehicles (3% increase from 2007)

   

635,000

Licensed drivers (1% increase from 2006)

   

15,479

Total collisions on all federal, provincial and municipal roadways within city limits (2% decrease from 2007)

   

26

Deaths from collisions in Ottawa: 11 drivers, 5 passengers, 6 pedestrians, 2 cyclists and 2 motorcycle drivers.
   

4,000

People injured in collisions: 2,323 drivers, 973 passengers, 346 pedestrians, 240 cyclists, 105 motorcycle drivers and 14 motorcycle passengers
   

8,499

Number of red light camera violations
   

72,000

Aggressive driving charges (approximation from Ottawa Police, OPP and RCMP)

$788 million Estimated social cost of Ottawa’s 2009 traffic collisions

The Red Zone

Top 10 Collision Locations

Baseline Road and Woodroffe Avenue

40

Heron Road and Riverside Drive

35

Hunt Club Road and Riverside Drive

33

Bank Street and Heron Road

32

West Hunt Club Road and Woodroffe Avenue

32

Innes Road and Jeanne D’Arc Boulevard

31

Belfast Road and St. Laurent Boulevard

29

Coventry Road and St. Laurent Boulevard

29

Innes Road and Tenth Line Road

29

Beechwood and Crichton Street

28

2010 Ottawa Road Safety Report

2010 Statistics

508,389

Registered vehicles (2% increase from 2009)

635,112

Licensed drivers

14,925

Total collisions on all federal, provincial and municipal roadways within city limits (4% decrease from 2009)

38

Deaths from collisions in Ottawa: 13 drivers, 7 passengers, 4 motorcycle drivers, 6 cyclists and 8 pedestrians

3,814

People injured in collisions: 2,213 drivers, 904 passengers, 350 pedestrians, 242 cyclists, 102 motorcycle drivers and 3 motorcycle passengers

3,345

Traffic collisions responded to by paramedics (1,555 patients treated and transported to hospital)

13,458

Number of red light camera violations

72,000

Aggressive driving charges (approximation from Ottawa Police, O.P.P. and R.C.M.P.)

$985 million Estimated social cost of Ottawa’s 2010 traffic collisions

The Red Zone

Top 10 Collision Locations

Hunt Club Road and Riverside Drive

43

Innes Road and Tenth Line Road

36

Donald Street and St. Laurent Boulevard

35

Bank Street and Hunt Club Road

34

Baseline Road and Woodroffe Avenue

33

Coventry Road and St. Laurent Boulevard

31

Meadowlands Drive and Merivale Road

30

Industrial Avenue and St. Laurent Boulevard

30

Prince of Wales Drive and West Hunt Club Road

30

Fallowfield Road and Greenbank Road

29

2011 Ottawa Road Safety Report

2011 Statistics

  • 515,784 - Registered vehicles (1.5% increase from 2010)
  • 653,324 - Licensed drivers (2.8% increase from 2010)
  • 15,295 - Total collisions on all federal, provincial and municipal roadways within city limits (2.3% increase from 2010)
  • 25 - Deaths from collisions in Ottawa: 9 drivers, 7 passengers, 1 motorcycle driver, 1 cyclist and 7 pedestrians
  • 3,690 - People injured in collisions:
    2,152 drivers, 814 passengers, 339 pedestrians, 242 cyclists, 130 motorcycle drivers and 13 motorcycle passengers 
  • 4,137 - Traffic collisions responded to by paramedics (1,793 patients treated and transported to hospital)
  • 9,190 - Number of red light camera violations

Fatal Collision Locations 2011 (Map) [ PDF - 1.6 MB ]

This map represents the 24 fatal collisions that occurred on the complete road system within the City of Ottawa in 2011 and includes data from the Ottawa Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
24 fatal collisions involved 25 fatalities.

Reportable Collisions

YearCollisions
200715341
200815712
200915540
201014953
201115295
Total76841

Fatalities and Injuries by Road User in 2011

Road UserInjuriesFatalities
Cyclist2421
Drivers21529
Pedestrian3397
Motorcyclist1301
Motorcycle passenger130
Vehicle passenger8147
Total369025

Injuries

YearMinimal  MinorMajor Fatal  Total
 2007 2305 1733 181 39 4258
 2008 2275 1680 176 30 4161
 2009 2187 1665 166 26 4044
 2010 1809 1864 149 38 3860
 2011 1635 1900 155 25 3715
 Total 10211 8842 827 158 20038

Reportable Collisions by Road User *

Road User20072008200920102011Total
Motorists2026921129215562061321210104777
Pedestrians3603703733693581830
Cyclists3073113083063031535
Motorcyclists166148149154189806
Mopeds8555427
Off-Road 2/3/4-Wheelers4274017
Motorized Snow Vehicle311207
Railway Train211015
Total2111921967224002145322065109004

* If two motorcycles, one bicycle and two passenger cars were involved in a collision, this table would have only one added to each of the motorists, cyclists and motorcyclists.

2011 top 10 signalized intersection collision locations *

RankLocation# of CollisionsInjuries
MinimalMinorMajorFatalTotal
1Hunt Club Road and Riverside Drive53570012
2Belfast Road and St. Laurent Boulevard327161024
3Baseline Road and Woodroffe Avenue3133006
4Catherine Street and Kent Street3032005
4Hawthorne Road and Walkley Road3052007
4Prince of Wales Drive and West Hunt Club Road30380011
7Blair Road and Blair Road Ramp 362924006
7Clyde Avenue and Merivale Road29640010
7Industrial Avenue and St. Laurent Boulevard29570012
10Baseline Road and Greenbank Road2871008
10Beechwood Avenue and Crichton Street2832106


Minimal - Person did not go to hospital when leaving the scene of the collisions; includes minor abrasions, bruises and complaints of pain
Minor - Person went to hospital and was treated in the emergency room but not admitted to the hospital
Major - Person admitted to the hospital. Includes person admitted for observation. This could be either life-threatening or non-life threatening
Fatal - Person killed immediately or within 30 days of the motor vehicle collision

Reportable Collisions by Hour of Day * 

Hour20072008200920102011Total
00:002802932562422341305
01:002422222091932201086
02:00181167153165175841
03:00167163177163161831
04:00119 143134117122635
05:009196796371 400
06:00147149 125106132659
07:003874263924224282055
08:00805813866725 7763985
09:0010911102105495110225220
10:007778007416988163832
11:007216876716086983385
12:007387908277217803856
13:008929919369058934617
14:00884892882886 8474391
15:0098692810059919704880
16:00118612201295123712636201
17:00135314221426138214066989
18:00129413651276130713126554
19:009068888839308444451
20:005895946056486053041
21:004635004944765202453
22:004464874874664602346
23:00427421382382373 1985
Unknown169153185169167843
Total153411571215540149531529576841

* NOTE: A collision occuring at 2:45 a.m. would appear under the "3" hour of the day.

Reportable Collisions by Day of Week 

 
Day20072008200920102011Total
Sunday136613771321146514296958
Monday2175211620102008215610465
Tuesday2225262122922427236911934
Wednesday2456243825872402238312266
Thursday2639247126752406247012661
Friday2616264727332505261413115
Saturday186420421922174018749442
Total153411571215540149531529576841

Reportable Collisions by Month

 
Month20072008200920102011Total
January163714292266142617728530
February147815601215123812836774
March1167154295294011735774
April884978104410219904917
May104510351197112711435547
June116511791149128412746051
July113910131109111510565432
August109610641097113010795466
September113411871223126112346039
October126613801308142513146693
November158513841284145013427045
December174519611696153616358573
Total153411571215540149531529576841

Reportable Collisions by Road Surface Condition

 
Condition20072008200920102011Total
Dry94009133944910260975848000
Ice5527838263965643121
Loose sand or gravel2733452531161
Loose snow123413659485178964960
Packed snow4806303761703121968
Slush4175203092943801920
Wet3067314034313138318215958
Other164108156153172753
Total153411571215540149531529576841

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2012 Ottawa Road Safety Report

Fatal collision locations 2012 - map [ PDF - 984 KB ]

Reportable Collisions by Time of Day

Hour

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Total

00:00-00:59

204

190

173

194

162

923

01:00-01:59

158

152

159

165

145

779

02:00-02:59

176

180

174

181

142

853

03:00-03:59

138

135

117

125

123

638

04:00-04:59

100

86

70

74

79

409

05:00-05:59

145

106

97

114

120

582

06:00-06:59

378

374

381

402

365

1,900

07:00-07:59

773

800

703

727

697

3,700

08:00-08:59

1,093

1,062

955

1,026

942

5,078

09:00-09:59

835

767

697

840

744

3,883

10:00-10:59

692

665

615

696

618

3,286

11:00-11:59

774

800

706

751

792

3,823

12:00-12:59

962

939

900

918

921

4,640

13:00-13:59

899

887

871

817

767

4,241

14:00-14:59

941

972

1,000

954

926

4,793

15:00-15:59

1,156

1,270

1,199

1,250

1,296

6,171

16:00-16:59

1,434

1,454

1,350

1,406

1,374

7,018

17:00-17:59

1,407

1,307

1,365

1,328

1,337

6,744

18:00-18:59

912

899

951

889

802

4,453

19:00-19:59

609

622

677

635

532

3,075

20:00-20:59

518

503

476

522

435

2,454

21:00-21:59

480

501

481

459

395

2,316

22:00-22:59

430

385

395

364

340

1,914

23:00-23:59

345

299

272

291

252

1,459

Unknown

153

185

169

167

197

871

Total

15,712

15,540

14,953

15,295

14,503

76,003

2012 Top 10 Signalized Intersection Collision Locations

Rank*

Location

Collisions

Injuries

Total

Minimal

Minor

Major

Fatal

1

HUNT CLUB RD & RIVERSIDE DR

34

5

8

0

0

13

1

RUSSELL RD & WALKLEY RD

34

3

2

0

0

5

3

WEST HUNT CLUB RD & WOODROFFE AVE

33

3

2

0

0

5

4

GREENBANK RD & STRANDHERD DR

31

4

9

0

0

13

5

INDUSTRIAL AVE & ST. LAURENT BLVD

30

3

5

0

0

8

6

INNES RD & TENTH LINE RD

28

1

4

0

0

5

7

BASELINE RD & WOODROFFE AVE

27

1

2

0

0

3

7

BANK ST & HUNT CLUB RD

27

4

1

0

0

5

7

COVENTRY RD & ST. LAURENT BLVD

27

2

1

0

0

3

7

KING EDWARD AVE & RIDEAU ST

27

0

0

0

0

0

Injury Level Definition
Minimal Person did not go to hospital when leaving the scene of the collision.  Includes minor abrasions, bruises and complaints of pain.
Minor Person went to hospital and was treated in the emergency room, but not admitted.
Major Person admitted to hospital.  Includes person admitted for observation. This could be either life threatening or non-life threatening.
Fatal Person killed immediately or within 30 days of the motor vehicle collision.

* Rank is based on # of Collisions, Injury Levels (Fatal, Major, Minor, Minimal)

2012 Fatalities & Injuries by Age Group

Age Group

Injuries

Fatalities

Total

0 to 4

33

0

33

5 to 9

52

0

52

10 to 14

83

0

83

15 to 19

270

4

274

20 to 24

416

2

418

25 to 29

358

3

361

30 to 34

263

1

264

35 to 39

295

2

297

40 to 44

303

3

306

45 to 49

324

2

326

50 to 54

306

1

307

55 to 59

231

1

232

60 to 64

170

2

172

65 to 69

93

3

96

70 to 74

70

1

71

75+

122

4

126

Unknown

14

0

14

Total

3,403

29

3,432

Reportable Collisions by Day of Week

Hour

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Total

Sunday

1,377

1,321

1,465

1,429

1,348

6,940

Monday

2,116

2,010

2,008

2,156

1,978

10,268

Tuesday

2,621

2,292

2,427

2,369

2,086

11,795

Wednesday

2,438

2,587

2,402

2,383

2,172

11,982

Thursday

2,471

2,675

2,406

2,470

2,426

12,448

Friday

2,647

2,733

2,505

2,614

2,772

13,271

Saturday

2,042

1,922

1,740

1,874

1,721

9,299

Total

15,712

15,540

14,953

15,295

14,503

76,003

Reportable Collisions by Month

Month

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Total

January

1,429

2,266

1,426

1,772

1,642

8,535

February

1,560

1,215

1,238

1,283

1,284

6,580

March

1,542

952

940

1,173

1,089

5,696

April

978

1,044

1,021

990

890

4,923

May

1,035

1,197

1,127

1,143

1,163

5,665

June

1,179

1,149

1,284

1,274

1,184

6,070

July

1,013

1,109

1,115

1,056

1,035

5,328

August

1,064

1,097

1,130

1,079

1,010

5,380

September

1,187

1,223

1,261

1,234

1,128

6,033

October

1,380

1,308

1,425

1,314

1,191

6,618

November

1,384

1,284

1,450

1,342

1,364

6,824

December

1,961

1,696

1,536

1,635

1,523

8,351

Total

15,712

15,540

14,953

15,295

14,503

76,003

Reportable Collisions by Road Surface Condition

Condition

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Total

Dry

9,133

9,449

10,260

9,758

9,678

48,278

Ice

783

826

396

564

578

3,147

Loose sand or gravel

33

45

25

31

18

 152

Loose snow

1,365

948

517

896

760

4,486

Packed snow

630

376

170

312

324

1,812

Slush

520

309

294

380

431

1,934

Wet

3,140

3,431

3,138

3,182

2,608

15,499

Other*

108

156

153

172

106

695

Total

15,712

15,540

14,953

15,295

14,503

76,003

* Other represents: Other, Mud, Spilled liquid, Unknown

Reportable Collisions by Road User*

Road User

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Total

Motorists

21,129

21,556

20,613

21,210

20,426

104,934

Pedestrians

370

373

369

358

344

1,814

Cyclists/eCyclists

311

308

309

312

304

1,544

Motorcyclists

148

149

151

179

149

776

Mopeds

5

5

5

4

7

26

Off-Road
2/3/4-Wheelers

2

7

4

0

1

14

Motorized Snow
Vehicle

1

1

2

 0

1

5

Railway Train

1

1

0

1

0

3

Total

21,967

22,400

21,453

22,064

21,232

109,116

* If two motorcycles, one bicycle and two passenger cars were involved in a collision, this table would have only one added to each of the motorists, cyclists and motorcyclists.

2008-2012 Injuries

Year

Minimal

Minor

Major

Fatal

Total

2008

2,275

1,680

176

30

4,161

2009

2,187

1,665

166

26

4,044

2010

1,809

1,864

149

38

3,860

2011

1,635

1,900

155

25

3,715

2012

1,383

1,879

141

29

3,432

Total

9,289

8,988

787

148

19,212

2012 Fatalities and Injuries by Road User

Road User

Injuries

Fatalities

Total

Vehicle Driver

2,004

12

2,016

Vehicle Passenger

736

4

740

Pedestrian

330

7

337

Cyclist/eCyclist

230

4

234

Motorcyclist

88

2

90

Motorcycle Passenger

15

0

15

Total

3,403

29

3,432

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2013 Ottawa Road Safety Report

Reportable Collisions by Time of Day

Hour

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Total

00:00-00:59 190   173 194  162   129  848
01:00-01:59 152 159 165 145 140 761
02:00-02:59 180 174 181 142 142 819
03:00-03:59 135 117 125 123 82 582
04:00-04:59 86 70 74 79 81 390
05:00-05:59 106 97 114 120 116 553
06:00-06:59 374 381 402 365 361 1,883
07:00-07:59 800 703 727 697 670 3,597
08:00-08:59 1,062 955 1,026 942 1,021 5,006
09:00-09:59 767 697 840 744 848 3,896
10:00-10:59 665 615 696 618 674 3,268
11:00-11:59 800 706 751 792 764 3813
12:00-12:59 939 900 918 922 1,004 4,683
13:00-13:59 887 871 817 770 946 4,291
14:00-14:59 972 1,000 955 926 953 4,806
15:00-15:59 1,270  1,199  1,250   1,297 1,278  6,294 
16:00-16:59 1,454  1,350  1,406   1,375 1,390   6,975
17:00-17:59  1,307  1,365  1,329  1,338  1,278  6,617
18:00-18:59 899   951 889  802   886  4,427
19:00-19:59  622 677  635  534   601 3,069 
20:00-20:59 503   476  522  436 474  2,411 
21:00-21:59 501   481 459   395  414 2,250 
22:00-22:59 385   395  364  340 385  1,869 
23:00-23:59  299 272 291 253 250 1,365
Unknown 185   169  167  198 136   855
Total  15,540 14,953   15,297  14,515  15,023 75,328 

2013 Top 10 Signalized Intersection Collision Locations 

Rank Location # of Collisions Injuries
Minimal Minor Major Fatal Total
1 WEST HUNT CLUB RD & WOODROFFE AVE   45 7 7 2 0 16
2 MERIVALE RD & WEST HUNT CLUB RD  37 2 1 0 1  4
3 HUNT CLUB RD & RIVERSIDE DR  34 4 2 0  6
4 PRINCE OF WALES DR & WEST HUNT CLUB RD   32  5  2  0  0  7
5 DONALD ST & ST. LAURENT BLVD  31  3 10  0  0 13
6 INDUSTRIAL AVE & ST. LAURENT BLVD  30  3  8  0  0 11
7 GREENBANK RD & WEST HUNT CLUB RD  29  3  5  0  0   8
8 BLAIR RD & 174 WESTBOUND OFF-RAMP  28  2  5  0  0   7
9 BANK ST & HUNT CLUB RD  27  3  6  1  0 10
9 HERON RD & RIVERSIDE DR  27  3  3  1  0  7
9 RUSSELL RD & WALKLEY RD  27  4  5  0  0  9
9 BLAIR RD & OGILVIE RD  27  7 3 0 0 10
9 KATIMAVIK RD & TERRY FOX DR 27 4 0 0 0 4
Injury Level Definition
Minimal Person did not go to hospital when leaving the scene of the collision.  Includes minor abrasions, bruises and complaints of pain
Minor Person went to hospital and was treated in the emergency room, but not admitted.
Major Person admitted to hospital.  Includes person admitted for observation.  This could be either life threatening or non-life threatening
Fatal Person killed immediately or within 30 days of the motor vehicle collision.

 * Rank is based on # of collisions, sorted by injury levels (Fatal, Major, Minor, Minimal)

2013 Fatalities and Injuries by Age Group

Age Group Injuries Fatalities Total
0 to 4 46   0 46
5 to 9 58   0 58
10 to 14 93   0 93
15 to 19  254  0 254
20 to 24  459  6 465
25 to 29  387  1 388
30 to 34  312  2 314
35 to 39  318  3 321
40 to 44  326  0  326
45 to 49 321 1 322
50 to 54 344  4 348
55 to 59  236  3 239
60 to 64  168  1  169
65 to 69  129  2 131
70 to 74  83  1 84
75+  113   3  116
Unknow  11   0  11
 Total 3,658  27 3,685

Reportable Collisions by Day of Week

Day 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Sunday 1,321 1,465 1,429 1,349 1,325 6,889
Monday 2,010 2,008 2,157 1,980 2,024 10,179
Tuesday 2,292 2,427  2,369  2,086 2,317  11,491
Wednesday  2,587  2,402  2,383  2,173  2,350  11,895
Thursday 2,675 2,406 2,471 2,431 2,490 12,473
Friday 2,733 2,505 2,614 2,775 2,696 13,323
Saturday 1,922 1,740 1,874 1,721 1,821 9,078
Total 15,540 14,953 15,297 14,515 15,023 75,328

Reportable Collisions by Month

Day 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
January 2,266 1,426 1,772 1,643 1,691 8,798
February 1,215 1,238 1,283 1,285 1,394 6,415
March 952 940 1,173 1,089 1,153 5,307
April 1,044 1,021 990 890 915 4,860
May 1,197  1,127  1,143  1,163  1,114  5,744
June  1,149  1,284  1,274  1,184  1,181  6,072
July  1,109  1,115  1,056  1,037  1,104  5,421
August 1,097 1,130 1,081  1,012  1,078  5,398
September  1,,223  1,261  1,234  1,130  1,136  5,984
October 1,308   1,425  1,314  1,192  1,298  6,537
November  1,284  1,450  1,342 1,365   1,449  6,890
December  1,696 1,536  1,635  1,525  1,510  7,902
Total  15,540  14,953  15,297  14,515  15,023  75,328

Reportable Collisions by Road Surface Condition

Condition 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Dry 9,449 10,260 9,760 9,687 9,442 48,598
Ice 826 396 564 578 683  3,047
Loose sand or gravel 45 25 31 18 18 137
Loose snow 948 517 896 760 1,149 4,270
Packed snow 376 170 312 325 410 1,593
Slush 309 294 380 431 448 1,862
Wet 3,431 3,138 3,182 2,610 2,820 15,181
Other * 156 153 172 106 53 640
Total 15,540 14,953 15,297 14,515 15,023 75,328

* Other represents: Other, Mud, Spilled Liquid, Unknown

Reportable Collisions by Road User 

Road User 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Motorists 21,556 20,613 21,214 20,441 21,401 105,225
Pedestrians 373 369 358 344 360 1,804
Cyclists/eCyclists 308 309 312 304 335 1,568
Motorcyclists 149 151 179 149 162 790
Mopeds 5 5 4 7 0 21
Off-Road 2/3/4-Wheelers 7 4 0 1 0 12
Motorized Snow Vehicle 1 2 0 1 3 7
Railway Train 1 0 1 0 1 3
Total 22,400 21,453 22,068 21,247 22,262 109,430

* If two mortorcycles, one bicycle and two passenger cars were involved in a collision, this table
would have only one added to each of the mororists, cyclists and morcyclists.

2009-2013 Injuries

Year Minimal   Minor Major  Fatal   Total
 2009  2,187 1,665 166 26 4,044
 2010  1,809 1,864 149 38 3.860
 2011  1,635 1,900 155 25 3,715
 2012  1,383 1,879 141 29 3,432
 2013  1,463 2,057 138 27 3,685
 Total  8,477 9,365 749 145 18,736

2013 Fatalities and Injuries by Road User 

Road User Injuries Fatalities Total
Vehicle Driver 2,106 10 2,116
Vehicle Passenger 820 8 828
Pedestrian 346 5 351
Cyclist/eCylist 271 2 273
Motorcyclist 110 2 112
Motorcycle Passenger 5 0 5
Total 3,658 27 3,685

 2013 Fatal Collision - Descriptive Locations 

Street 1

Street 2

Street 3

FERRY RD BADHAMS SIDE RD END
BEATON RD DUNNING RD  N/A
REGIONAL ROAD 174 OLD MONTREAL RD E OLD MONTREAL RD W
417 WEST OFF RAMP SOUTHBOUND WOODROFFE AVE  N/A
POWER RD RIDEAU RD  N/A
RICHMOND RD CAMBRIAN RD EAGLESON RD
158 E OF HEATHERINGTON RD WALKLEY RD  N/A
BANK ST RIVERSIDE DR N  N/A
FRANK KENNY RD MCFADDEN RD RUSSELL RD
PRINCE OF WALES DR CARSONBY RD WILLIAM MCEWEN DR
BANK ST LAURIER AVE  N/A
KNIGHTSBRIDGE RD WOODROFFE AVE  N/A
MERIVALE RD WEST HUNT CLUB RD  N/A
CENTREPOINTE DR DALECROFT CRT W  N/A
8TH LINE RD ADAM BAKER WAY PARKWAY RD
MONTREAL RD BATHGATE DR BLAIR RD
CANTIN ST MONTREAL RD  N/A
MACDONALD-CARTIER BRIDGE PROVINCIAL LIMITS RAMPS
HIGHWAY 417 BOUNDARY WESTBOUND OFF RAMP ROCKDALE WESTBOUND ON RAMP
HIGHWAY 416 WEST HUNT CLUB SOUTHBOUND OFF RAMP WEST HUNT CLUB SOUTHBOUND ON RAMP
TRANSITWAY  260 N OF FALLOWFIELD RD GRENFELL CRES

Note: The content of this table is meant to provide high level locations of the collisions which resulted in fatalities during 2013. These locations are approximate and are based on information provided by Ottawa Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

2013 Fatal Collision Map

The 2013 Fatal Collision Location Map provides a visual presentation of the locations where fatal collisions occurred on the complete public road system within the City of Ottawa in 2013.  The collision data is compiled through collision reports (Motor Vehicle Accident Reports) provided by the Ottawa Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  There were 27 fatalities as a result of 21 collisions taking place in 2013.
 

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2014 Ottawa Road Safety Report

The following are the data highlights for 2014:  

Road User Fatalities 2013 Fatalities 2014 Change
Drivers 10 10 No change
Passengers 8 5 -3
Pedestrians 5 9 +4
Cyclists 2 2 No change
Motorcyclist 2 3 +1
  • Injuries related to collisions decreased from 3,725 in 2013 to 3,467 in 2014
  • The total number of repotable collisions decreased from 15,150 in 2013 to 14,784 in 2014
  • The number of registered vehicles increased in 2014 to 537,966 compared to 530,338 in 2013 

Reportable Collisions

Year Collisions
2010 14,953
2011 15,297
2012 14,520
2013 15,150
2014 14,784
Total 74,704

2010-2014 Injuries

Year Minimal Minor Major Fatal Total
2010 1,809 1,864 149 38 3,860
2011 1,635 1,900 155 25 3,715
2012 1,385 1,880 141 29 3,435
2013 1,477 2,082 139 27 3,725
2014 1,547 1,794 126 29 3,496
Total 7,853 9,520 710 148 18,231

2014 Injuries and Fatalities by Road User

Road User Injuries Fatalities Total
Vehicle Driver 2,073 10 2,083
Vehicle Passenger 736 5 741
Pedestrian 318 9 327
Cyclist/eCyclist 228 2 230
Motorcyclist  102 3 105
Motorcycle Passenger 10 0 10
Total 3,467 29 3,496

2014 Top 10 Signalized Intersection Collision Locations

Rank Location Collisions AADT Injuries
Minimal Minor Major Fatal Total
1 HUNT CLUB RD & RIVERSIDE DR 42 79,067 7 6 0 0 13
1 WEST HUNT CLUB RD & WOODROFFE AV 42 59,682 11 3 0 0 14
3 BASELINE RD & WOODROFFE AVE 41 64,124 2 3 0 0 5
4 PRINCE OF WALES DR & WEST HUNT CLUB RD 37 76,522 4 2 0 0 6
5 TERRY FOX DR & PALLADIUM DR/KATIMAVIK RD 35 40,456 3 1 0 0 4
6 INDUSTRIAL AVE & RIVERSIDE DR 34 70,329 10 2 0 0 12
7 FALLOWFIELD RD & GREENBANK RD 33 36,132 2 13 0 0 15
7 GREENBANK RD & STRANDHERD DR 33 41,116 3 5 1 0 9
7 INNES RD & TENTH LINE RD 33 49,402 2 0 0 0 2
10 HAWTHORNE RD/RUSSELL RD & WALKLEY RD 32 50,940 6 0 0 0 6
10 INDUSTRIAL AVE/INNES RD & ST. LAURENT BLVD 32 53,978 4 3 0 0 7
10 MARCH RD & CAMPEAU DR/HWY 417 MARCH IC138R63 32 42,860 6 5 0 0 11
10 ST. LAURENT BLVD & COVENTRY RD/OGILVIE RD 32 59,019 3 5 0 0 8

 Reportable Collision by Hour of Day

Hour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
00:00-00:59 173 194 162 131 161 821
01:00-01:59 159 165 145 145 108 722
02:00-02:59 174 181 142 146 123 766
03:00-03:59 117 125 123 84 85 534
04:00-04:59 70 74 79 84 87 394
05:00-05:59 97 114 120 116 126 573
06:00-06:59 381 402 365 363 365 1876
07:00-07:59 703 727 698 675 693 3496
08:00-08:59 955 1026 943 1028 1046 4998
09:00-09:59 697 840 744 854 836 3971
10:00-10:59 615 696 618 683 728 3340
11:00-11:59 706 751 792 767 835 3851
12:00-12:59 900 918 922 1014 872 4626
13:00-13:59 871 817 770 954 867 4279
14:00-14:59 1000 955 926 965 887 4733
15:00-15:59 1199 1250 1297 1287 1152 6185
16:00-16:59 1350 1406 1376 1401 1348 6881
17:00-17:59 1365 1329 1338 1289 1294 6615
18:00-18:59 951 889 803 887 878 4408
19:00-19:59 677 635 534 604 568 3018
20:00-20:59 476 522 436 480 477 2391
21:00-21:59 481 459 395 414 438 2187
22:00-22:59 395 364 340 389 342 1830
23:00-23:59 272 291 254 252 216 1285
Unknown 169 167 198 138 252 924
Total 14953 15297 14520 15150 14784 74704

 Reportable Collisions by Day of Week

Day 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
Sunday 1465 1429 1350 1342 1297 6883
Monday 2008 2157 1980 2044 2040 10229
Tuesday 2427 2369 2088 2338 2342 11564
Wednesday 2402 2383 2175 2369 2345 11674
Thursday  2406 2471 2431 2504 2383 12195
Friday 2505 2615 2775 2714 2591 13119
Saturday 1740 1874 1721 1839 1786 8960
Total 14953 15297 14520 15150 14784 74704

Reportable Collisions by Month

Month 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
January 1426 1772 1643 1692 1790 8323
February 1238 1283 1285 1395 1348 6549
March 940 1173 1089 1153 1189 5544
April 1021 990 891 916 936 5754
May 1127 1143 1164 1116 1092 5642
June 1284 1274 1184 1181 1166 6089
July  1115 1056 1037 1104 1115 5427
August 1130 1081 1012 1082 1092 5397
September 1261 1234 1131 1145 1114 5885
October 1425 1314 1193 1312 1242 6486
November 1450 1342 1365 1484 1333 6974
December 1536 1635 1526 1570 1367 7634
Total 14953 15297 14520 15150 14784 74704

Reportable Collisions by Road Surface Condition

Condition 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
Dry 10260 9760 9691 9498 9811 49020
Ice 396 564 579 691 645 2875
Loose sand or gravel 25 31 18 18 25 117
Loose snow 517 896 760 1168 801 4142
Packed snow 170 312 325 416 304 1527
Slush 294 380 431 458 312 1875
Wet 3138 3182 2610 2847 2851 14628
Other* 153 172 106 54 35 520
Total 14953 15297 14520 15150 14784 74704

*other represents: other, mud, spilled liquid, unknown

Reportable Collision by Road User

Road User 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
Motorists 20613 21214 20447 21582 21162 105018
Pedestrians 369 358 345 365 317 1754
Cyclists/eCyclists 309 312 304 335 264 1524
Motorcyclists 151 179 149 162 149 790
Mopeds 5 4 7 0 1 17
Off-Road 2/3/4 Wheelers 4 0 1 0 0 5
Motorized Snow Vehicle 2 0 1 3 3 9
Railway Train 0 1 0 1 0 2
Total 21453 22068 21254 22448 21896 109119

2015 Ottawa Road Safety Report

2015 Fatal Collision Breakdown

Year Cyclists Drivers Pedestrians Motorcyclists Motorcycle passengers Vehicle passengers Total
2011 1 9 7 1 0 7 25
2012 4 12 7 2 0 4 29
2013 2 10 5 2 0 8 27
2014 2 10 9 3 0 5 29
2015 1 9 6 3 1 2 22
Total 10 50 34 11 1 26 132

Reportable Collisions

Year Collisions
2011 15,297
2012 14,524
2013 15,155
2014 14,843
2015 15,076
Total 74,895

2011-2015 Injuries

Year Minimal Minor Major Fatal Total
2011 1,635 1,900 155 25 3,715
2012 1,385 1,880 141 29 3,435
2013 1,478 2,078 139 27 3,722
2014 1,553 1,797 127 29 3,506
2015 1,774 1,853 140 22 3,789
Total 7,825 9,508 702 132 18,167

2015 Injuries and Fatalities by Road User

Road User Injuries Fatalities Total
Vehicle Driver 2,269 9 2,278
Vehicle Passenger 809 2 811
Pedestrian 318 6 324
Cyclist/eCyclist 246 1 247
Motorcyclist  116 3 119
Motorcycle Passenger 9 1 10
Total 3,767 22 3,789

2015 Top 10 Signalized Intersection Collision Locations

Rank Location Collisions Injuries
Minimal Minor Major Fatal Total
1 HUNT CLUB RD & RIVERSIDE DR 60 14 5 0 0 19
2 INNES RD & TENTH LINE RD 49 13 1 0 0 14
3 INDUSTRIAL AVE & RIVERSIDE DR 39 2 2 0 0 4
4 ST.LAURENT BLVD & COVENTRY RD / OGILVIE RD 38 0 4 0 0 4
5 DONALD DT & ST.LAURENT BLVD 36 4 4 0 0 8
5 PRINCE OF WALES DR & WEST HUNT CLUB RD 36 2 2 0 0 4
7 BANK ST & HERON RD 35 2 1 0 0 3
8 INDUSTRIAL AVE / INNES RD & ST.LAURENT BLVD 33 4 1 0 0 5
8 BLAIR RD & INNES RD 33 6 4 0 0 10
8 BANK ST & HUNT CLUB RD 33 4 3 0 0 7

 Reportable Collision by Hour of Day

Hour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
00:00-00:59 194 162 131 161 151 799
01:00-01:59 165 145 145 110 123 688
02:00-02:59 181 142 146 123 125 717
03:00-03:59 125 123 84 85 106 523
04:00-04:59 74 79 85 88 71 397
05:00-05:59 114 120 116 126 101 577
06:00-06:59 402 365 363 366 354 1,850
07:00-07:59 727 699 675 695 780 3,576
08:00-08:59 1,026 943 1,028 1,051 1,016 5,064
09:00-09:59 840 744 854 840 788 4,066
10:00-10:59 696 618 683 730 712 3,439
11:00-11:59 751 792 768 840 792 3,943
12:00-12:59 918 922 1,015 881 921 4,657
13:00-13:59 817 770 955 868 867 4,277
14:00-14:59 955 926 965 888 967 4,701
15:00-15:59 1,250 1,297 1,287 1,157 1,223 6,214
16:00-16:59 1,406 1,377 1,401 1,357 1,423 6,964
17:00-17:59 1,329 1,338 1,289 1,295 1,352 6,603
18:00-18:59 889 803 887 881 946 4,406
19:00-19:59 635 535 604 568 583 2,925
20:00-20:59 552 436 480 478 474 2,390
21:00-21:59 459 396 415 439 399 2,108
22:00-22:59 364 340 389 345 317 1,755
23:00-23:59 291 254 252 219 238 1,254
Unknown 167 198 138 252 247 1,002
Total 15,297 14,524 15,155 14,843 15,076 74,895

 Reportable Collisions by Day of Week

Day 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
Sunday 1,429 1,351 1,342 1,301 1,373 6,796
Monday 2,157 1,980 2,044 2,049 2,134 10,364
Tuesday 2,369 2,089 2,340 2,352 2,378 11,528
Wednesday 2,383 2,175 2,370 2,355 2,360 11,643
Thursday  2,471 2,433 2,505 2,391 2,496 12,296
Friday 2,614 2,775 2,715 2,603 2,645 13,352
Saturday 1,874 1,721 1,839 1,792 1,690 8,916
Total 15,297 14,524 15,155 14,843 15,076 74,895

Reportable Collisions by Month

Month 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
January 1,722 1,643 1,693 1,790 2,027 8,925
February 1,283 1,285 1,395 1,349 1,900 7,212
March 1,173 1,089 1,153 1,190 1,064 5,669
April 990 892 916 936 901 4,635
May 1,143 1,164 1,116 1,093 1,115 5,631
June 1,274 1,184 1,183 1,166 1,219 6,026
July  1,056 1,039 1,105 1,115 1,115 5,430
August 1,081 1,012 1,082 1,094 1,058 5,327
September 1,234 1,131 1,146 1,126 1,132 5,769
October 1,314 1,193 1,312 1,260 1,199 6,278
November 1,342 1,365 1,484 1,340 1,248 6,779
December 1,635 1,527 1,570 1,384 1,098 7,214
Total 15,297 14,524 15,155 14,843 15,076 74,895

Reportable Collisions by Road Surface Condition

Condition 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
Dry 9,760 9,695 9,502 9,853 10,146 48,956
Ice 564 579 691 645 686 3,165
Loose sand or gravel 31 18 18 25 13 105
Loose snow 896 760 1,168 806 968 4,598
Packed snow 312 325 416 305 405 1,763
Slush 380 431 458 314 466 2,049
Wet 3,182 2,611 2,848 2,859 2,366 13,866
Other* 172 105 54 36 26 393
Total 15,297 14,524 15,155 14,843 15,076 74,895

*other represents: other, mud, spilled liquid, unknown

Reportable Collision by Road User

Road User 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
Motorists 21,214 20,451 21,588 21,250 22,012 106,515
Pedestrians 358 345 366 319 320 1,708
Cyclists/eCyclists 312 304 335 267 291 1,509
Motorcyclists 179 150 162 150 157 798
Mopeds 4 7 0 1 0 12
Off-Road 2/3/4 Wheelers 0 1 0 0 0 1
Motorized Snow Vehicle 0 1 3 3 1 8
Railway Train 1 0 1 0 0 2
Total 22,068 21,259 22,455 21,990 22,781 110,553