Comment 116759

By CharlesBall (registered) | Posted March 03, 2016 at 13:30:11 in reply to Comment 116755

Pedestrian injuries in Canada fell from nearly 2500 in 1990 to 1500 in 2000. That had nothing to do with airbags.

From 1975 to 1997, pedestrian fatality rates decreased 41%, from 4 per 100,000 population in 1975 to 2.3 in 1997 but still account for 13% of motor-vehicle-related deaths (9). Factors that may have reduced pedestrian fatalities include more and better sidewalks, pedestrian paths, playgrounds away from streets, one-way traffic flow, and restricted on-street parking (6). See

If you go to the current data I think that number has dropped to below 1 (about .7 by my count) in Ontario as of 2013. See the tables . They show that of the 476 deaths in Ontario in 2013, 92 were pedestrians. The overall rate for deaths in cars and pedestrians was 3.51 which is lower than the pedestrian rate of 4 in 1975.

Comment edited by CharlesBall on 2016-03-03 13:59:46

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