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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. 

2016 Ottawa Road Safety Report

2016 Fatal Collision Breakdown

Detailed collision information is available at Open Data Ottawa and is updated. 

Year Cyclists Drivers Pedestrians Motorcyclists Motorcycle passengers Vehicle passengers Total
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
2016 3 10 4 5 1 3 26
Total 12 51 31 15 2 22 133

Reportable Collisions

Year Collisions
2012 14,524
2013 15,155
2014 14,843
2015 15,078
2016 14,023
Total 73,623

2012-2016 Injuries

Year Minimal Minor Major Fatal Total
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 1,851 140 22 3,787
2016 1,665 1,800 145 26 3,636
Total 7,855 9,406 692 133 18,086

2016 Injuries and Fatalities by Road User

Road User Injuries Fatalities Total
Vehicle Driver 2,152 10 2,162
Vehicle Passenger 756 3 759
Pedestrian 361 4 365
Cyclist/eCyclist 245 3 248
Motorcyclist  89 5 94
Motorcycle Passenger 7 1 8
Total 3,610 26 3,636

2016 Top 10 Signalized Intersection Collision Locations

Rank* Location Collisions Minimal injuries Minor injuries Major injuries Fatal injuries Total injuries
1 HUNT CLUB RD & RIVERSIDE DR 43 4 2 0 0 6
2 PRINCE OF WALES DR & WEST HUNT CLUB RD 36 3 5 0 0 8
3 WEST HUNT CLUB RD& WOODROFFE AVE 35 5 2 0 0 7
4 MONTREAL RD & VANIER PKWY 33 5 5 0 0 10
4 HAWTHORNE RD & HUNT CLUB RD 33 2 0 0 0 2
6 CYRVILLE RD & INNES RD 31 6 6 0 0 12
7 FALLOWFIELD RD & GREENBANK RD 29 8 5 0 0 13
7 INNES RD & TENTH LINE RD  29 6 2 0 0 8
7 BANK ST & HUNT CLUB RD  29 2 4 0 0 6
10 BASELINE RD & WOODROFFE AVE 28 6 0 0 0 6
10 KIRKWOOD AVE N & CARLING AVE 28 2 2 0 0 4

 *The rank is based on the number of collisions, sorted by injury levels (fatal, major, minor, minimal).

Reportable Collision by Hour of Day

Hour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Total
00:00-00:59 162 131 161 151 145 750
01:00-01:59 145 145 110 123 114 637
02:00-02:59 142 146 123 125 131 667
03:00-03:59 123 84 85 106 106 504
04:00-04:59 79 85 88 71 52 375
05:00-05:59 120 116 126 101 96 559
06:00-06:59 365 363 366 354 367 1,815
07:00-07:59 699 675 695 780 664 3,513
08:00-08:59 943 1,028 1,051 1,016 935 4,973
09:00-09:59 744 854 840 788 750 3,976
10:00-10:59 618 683 730 712 651 3,394
11:00-11:59 792 768 840 792 721 3,913
12:00-12:59 922 1,015 881 921 836 4,575
13:00-13:59 770 955 868 867 798 4,258
14:00-14:59 926 965 888 968 911 4,658
15:00-15:59 1,297 1,287 1,157 1,223 1,126 6,090
16:00-16:59 1,377 1,401 1,357 1,423 1,242 6,800
17:00-17:59 1,338 1,289 1,295 1,352 1,181 6,455
18:00-18:59 803 887 881 946 838 4,355
19:00-19:59 535 604 568 583 629 2,919
20:00-20:59 436 480 478 474 475 2,343
21:00-21:59 396 415 439 400 433 2,083
22:00-22:59 340 389 345 317 342 1,733
23:00-23:59 254 252 219 238 230 1,193
Unknown 198 138 252 247 250 1,085
Total 14,524 15,155 14,843 15,078 14,023 73,623

 Reportable Collisions by Day of Week

Day 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Total
Sunday 1,351 1,342 1,301 1,373 1,226 6,593
Monday 1,980 2,044 2,049 2,134 1,853 10,060
Tuesday 2,089 2,340 2,352   2,378 2,087 11,246
Wednesday 2,175 2,370 2,355 2,361 2,360 11,621
Thursday  2,433 2,505 2,391 2,496 2,527 12,352
Friday 2,775 2,715 2,603 2,645 2,368 13,106
Saturday 1,721 1,839 1,792 1,691 1,602 8,645
Total 14,524 15,155 14,843 15,078 14,023 74,623

Reportable Collisions by Month

Month 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Total
January 1,643 1,693 1,790 2,027 1,407 8,560 
February 1,285 1,395 1,349 1,900 1,523 7,452
March 1,089 1,153 1,190 1,064 1,018 5,514
April 892 916 936 901 944 4,589
May 1,164 1,116 1,093 1,115 1,109 5,597
June 1,184 1,183 1,166 1,219 1,135 5,887
July  1,039 1,105 1,115 1,115 1,035 5,409
August 1,012 1,082 1,094 1,058 976 5,222
September 1,131 1,146 1,126 1,133 1,073 5,609
October 1,193 1,312 1,260 1,199 1,111 6,075
November 1,365 1,484 1,340 1,249 1,155 6,593
December 1,527 1,570 1,384 1,098 1,537 7,116
Total 14,524 15,155 14,843 15,078 14,023 73,623

Reportable Collisions by Road Surface Condition

Condition 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Total
Dry 9,695 9,502 9,853 10,148 9,140 48,338
Ice 579 691 645 686 672 3,273
Loose sand or gravel 18 18 25 13 9 83
Loose snow 760 1,168 806 968 1,049 4,751
Packed snow 325 416 305 405 364 1,815
Slush 431 458 314 466 538 2,207
Wet 2,611 2,848 2,859 2,366 2,231 12,915
Other* 105 54 36 26 20 241
Total 14,524 15,155 14,843 15,078 14,023 73,623

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

Reportable Collision by Road User

Road User 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Total
Vehicle Driver 25,867 27,228 26,735 27,398 25,406 132,634
Pedestrians 356 381 340 332 377 1,786
Cyclists/eCyclists 309 336 267 291 292 1,495
Motorcyclists 157 165 150 158 121 751

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 Minimal injuries Minor injuries Major injuries Fatal injuries Total injuries
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

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 reportable 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 Minimal injuries Minor injuries Major injuries Fatal injuries Total injuries
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

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 Minimal injuries Minor injuries Major injuries Fatal injuries Total injuries
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 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 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.

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/eCyclist 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.

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 Minimal injuries Minor injuries Major injuries Fatal injuries Total injuries
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

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

Year Collisions
2007 15341
2008 15712
2009 15540
2010 14953
2011 15295
Total 76841

Fatalities and Injuries by Road User in 2011

Road User Injuries Fatalities
Cyclist 242 1
Drivers 2152 9
Pedestrian 339 7
Motorcyclist 130 1
Motorcycle passenger 13 0
Vehicle passenger 814 7
Total 3690 25

Injuries

Year Minimal   Minor Major  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 User 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
Motorists 20269 21129 21556 20613 21210 104777
Pedestrians 360 370 373 369 358 1830
Cyclists 307 311 308 306 303 1535
Motorcyclists 166 148 149 154 189 806
Mopeds 8 5 5 5 4 27
Off-Road 2/3/4-Wheelers 4 2 7 4 0 17
Motorized Snow Vehicle 3 1 1 2 0 7
Railway Train 2 1 1 0 1 5
Total 21119 21967 22400 21453 22065 109004

* 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 *

Rank Location # of Collisions Minimal injuries Minor injuries Major injuries Fatal injuries Total injuries
1 Hunt Club Road and Riverside Drive 53 5 7 0 0 12
2 Belfast Road and St. Laurent Boulevard 32 7 16 1 0 24
3 Baseline Road and Woodroffe Avenue 31 3 3 0 0 6
4 Catherine Street and Kent Street 30 3 2 0 0 5
4 Hawthorne Road and Walkley Road 30 5 2 0 0 7
4 Prince of Wales Drive and West Hunt Club Road 30 3 8 0 0 11
7 Blair Road and Blair Road Ramp 36 29 2 4 0 0 6
7 Clyde Avenue and Merivale Road 29 6 4 0 0 10
7 Industrial Avenue and St. Laurent Boulevard 29 5 7 0 0 12
10 Baseline Road and Greenbank Road 28 7 1 0 0 8
10 Beechwood Avenue and Crichton Street 28 3 2 1 0 6

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 * 

Hour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
00:00 280 293 256 242 234 1305
01:00 242 222 209 193 220 1086
02:00 181 167 153 165 175 841
03:00 167 163 177 163 161 831
04:00 119  143 134 117 122 635
05:00 91 96 79 63 71  400
06:00 147 149  125 106 132 659
07:00 387 426 392 422 428 2055
08:00 805 813 866 725  776 3985
09:00 1091 1102 1054 951 1022 5220
10:00 777 800 741 698 816 3832
11:00 721 687 671 608 698 3385
12:00 738 790 827 721 780 3856
13:00 892 991 936 905 893 4617
14:00 884 892 882 886  847 4391
15:00 986 928 1005 991 970 4880
16:00 1186 1220 1295 1237 1263 6201
17:00 1353 1422 1426 1382 1406 6989
18:00 1294 1365 1276 1307 1312 6554
19:00 906 888 883 930 844 4451
20:00 589 594 605 648 605 3041
21:00 463 500 494 476 520 2453
22:00 446 487 487 466 460 2346
23:00 427 421 382 382 373  1985
Unknown 169 153 185 169 167 843
Total 15341 15712 15540 14953 15295 76841

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

Reportable Collisions by Day of Week 

 
Day 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
Sunday 1366 1377 1321 1465 1429 6958
Monday 2175 2116 2010 2008 2156 10465
Tuesday 2225 2621 2292 2427 2369 11934
Wednesday 2456 2438 2587 2402 2383 12266
Thursday 2639 2471 2675 2406 2470 12661
Friday 2616 2647 2733 2505 2614 13115
Saturday 1864 2042 1922 1740 1874 9442
Total 15341 15712 15540 14953 15295 76841

Reportable Collisions by Month

 
Month 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
January 1637 1429 2266 1426 1772 8530
February 1478 1560 1215 1238 1283 6774
March 1167 1542 952 940 1173 5774
April 884 978 1044 1021 990 4917
May 1045 1035 1197 1127 1143 5547
June 1165 1179 1149 1284 1274 6051
July 1139 1013 1109 1115 1056 5432
August 1096 1064 1097 1130 1079 5466
September 1134 1187 1223 1261 1234 6039
October 1266 1380 1308 1425 1314 6693
November 1585 1384 1284 1450 1342 7045
December 1745 1961 1696 1536 1635 8573
Total 15341 15712 15540 14953 15295 76841

Reportable Collisions by Road Surface Condition

 
Condition 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
Dry 9400 9133 9449 10260 9758 48000
Ice 552 783 826 396 564 3121
Loose sand or gravel 27 33 45 25 31 161
Loose snow 1234 1365 948 517 896 4960
Packed snow 480 630 376 170 312 1968
Slush 417 520 309 294 380 1920
Wet 3067 3140 3431 3138 3182 15958
Other 164 108 156 153 172 753
Total 15341 15712 15540 14953 15295 76841

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

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

2008 Ottawa Road Safety Report

2008 Ottawa Road Safety Report [ PDF 592KB ]

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.

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)
  • 5,951number 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