April 2015

Ontario Ministry of Transportation releases 2012 Ontario Road Safety Annual Report

The Ministry of Transportation has released the 2012 Ontario Road Safety Annual Report (ORSAR). This report, along with past reports, is available online at www.ontario.ca/orsar.

Key Findings:

  • The injury rate on Ontario's roads in 2012 was 64.3 per 10,000 licensed drivers. This is the lowest rate ever recorded for road injuries in the province.
  • There were 61,001 road injuries in Ontario in 2012. This was a slight decrease (1.6%) compared to 2011 (62,019 injuries).
  • The fatality rate in Ontario in 2012 was 0.60 per 10,000 licensed drivers. This is the second lowest rate ever recorded for road deaths in the province.
  • There were 568 road deaths in Ontario in 2012. This is the third lowest number of fatalities since 1944. 
  • As of 2012, there were 9.4 million licensed drivers in Ontario. There were 113,000 more licensed drivers in 2012 than in 2011.

Road Safety Issues

In addition to the broad road safety picture, the 2012 ORSAR provides updates on these road safety issues:

  • Drinking and driving
  • Drugs and driving
  • Speeding/ street racing
  • Inattentive driving
  • Senior and young driver fatalities
  • Large truck fatalities
  • Seatbelts
  • Vulnerable road users (motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists)

Emerging Priorities

The 2012 ORSAR highlights these emerging road safety priorities in Ontario:

  • Drug-impaired driving
  • Sharing the road with vulnerable road users
  • Senior drivers and driver fitness
  • ATV safety

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Updated April 29, 2015