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:
Source: Media Release