Road Safety & Car Insurance Statistics

Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators

The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) is a not-for-profit organization, which makes decisions on the registration and licensing of motor vehicle transportation in Canada. The CCMTA’s vision is to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world, and to increase efficiency when it comes to moving goods and people.

The following provinces and territories are governmental members of the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators.

  • Alberta Transportation
  • British Columbia Ministry of Transportation
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
  • Manitoba Public Insurance
  • New Brunswick Department of Public Safety
  • Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Government Services
  • Northwest Territories Department of Transportation
  • Nunavut Department of Economic Development and Transportation
  • Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles
  • Ontario Ministry of Transportation
  • Prince Edward Island Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
  • Saskatchewan Government Insurance
  • Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
  • Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec
  • Transport Canada
  • Yukon Department of Community Services
  • Yukon Department of Highways and Public Works

Deaths on Canadian Roads Declining

According to a 2009 report from Transport Canada and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, fewer people are being injured and killed on roads throughout the country. The Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics indicate that there were less deaths on Canadian roads in 2009 than there were in 2008. In 2008 there were 2,419 deaths and in 2009 that number dropped to 2,209. These statistics are compiled by the provinces and territories, and then added to Transport Canada’s National Collision Database.

How to Stay Safe While Driving

One person dies on the road every four hours in our country so the problem is still big one, despite some progress in recent years. To keep safe while driving you should stick to the speed limit, never drink alcohol and drive, wear a seatbelt, avoid cellphones and other gadgets, and make sure children and other passengers are properly secured in the vehicle. If you have a baby then make sure you’re following the best safety practices with your use of a child car seat.

The National Year of Road Safety

To promote safe driving in Canada, the Canadian Global Road Safety Committee has declared 2011 the National Year of Road Safety. Throughout the year, Transport Canada will help promote and encourage road safety among all Canadians to help lower the number of deaths and collisions in the future.

Further Reading

Please explore the following external resources to find more car insurance and automobile safety statistics in Canada.

Year of Road Safety: 2011
Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics: 2009
Fatalities by Road User Class: 2005–2009
Seat Belts and Fatality Statistics: 2005–2009
Auto Insurance Law in Canada
Canadian Global Road Safety Committee
The Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act