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Police Release February Vehicle / Pedestrian Collision Stats

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[Information Published via Police Release]

February vehicle/pedestrian collision stats

As part of our continued focus on pedestrian safety, Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP have committed to releasing a monthly vehicle/pedestrian collision report to provide police and citizens with more contextual information on this issue.

During the month of February, there were 17 vehicle/pedestrian collisions in Halifax. Month over month, this represents a decrease from the 23 incidents reported in January. Year over year, there was a slight increase (+3 incidents) from the 14 incidents reported in February 2015; however, this year, there were 29 days in February as opposed to 28 last year.

For the period January 1-February 29, 2016, over fifty-two per cent (21 incidents) of vehicle/pedestrian collisions occurred in crosswalks compared to 39 per cent (15 incidents) for the period January 1-February 28, 2015. Of the 40 pedestrians involved:
·        6 reported no injury
·        24 experienced minor injuries
·        4 experienced moderate injuries
·        6 did not report their injuries to police

The full monthly report is available online at:
http://www.halifax.ca/police/documents/February2016VehPedReport.pdf

Source: Media Release

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