SQ Says Fatal Collisions On Quebec Roads During 2021 Are Up From 2020 – Montreal | The Canadian News

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) said there was an increase in the number of fatal crashes in the province from the previous year.

In its road report for the year 2021, SQ said there were 245 fatal crashes in Quebec in 2021, 14 more than in 2020.

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Just over 20 percent of the victims who died in traffic accidents investigated by the Sûreté du Québec were not wearing seat belts.

Speeding and reckless driving accounted for 24.5 percent of fatal cases last year, making them the leading causes of death.

They are followed in order by deaths related to driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or fatigue (14 percent) and distracted driving (seven percent).

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Regarding collisions involving at least one motorcycle, the SQ counted 57 collisions in 2021, above the five-year annual average of 41.

The number of pedestrians killed on Quebec roads in 2021 was 23, or five more than in 2021. The number of cyclists killed in 2021 was six, the same as in 2020.

The number of fatal accidents listed by SQ was highest in Montérégie, with 41 in 2021, compared to 26 a year earlier in this same region.

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