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Thread: Minimizing Edmonton's traffic injuries and fatalities

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    Default Minimizing Edmonton's traffic injuries and fatalities

    Instead of talking purely about the morality of speed traps here, let's talk about other avenues towards reducing injuries and deaths.

    In 2015
    "Collisions involving a right-angle (t-bone), such as failure to observe traf c signal, left turns across the path of oncoming traffic, or stop sign violations, were more likely to result in injuries and fatalities than followed too closely or improper lane change collisions.

    The primary cause of injuries and fatalities in 2015 was followed too closely, followed by left turn across path and failed to observe a traffic signal..."

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    While I'm not a huge fan of them, I do believe the increased number of dedicated left turn signals has played a huge factor in reducing T bone collisions at intersections. Would be nice if these intersections could be adjusted for low use times, to allow left turns on solid green. I've sat at 91st Whitemud overpass waiting to turn left around midnight, to get onto the Whitemud for up to 5 minutes, and maybe only see 2-3 cars total on that road.

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    More specific info - intersections only. Mid avenue/street collision data not provided.

    #1 is the traffic circle so I don't think the high number correlates with severe injuries or fatalities. Probably just a whole lot of rear enders (back and neck injuries?). Some signage and basic driving education would likely do wonders to reduce these accidents.
    Intersection. # Collisions in 2015
    "1 107 Avenue NW & 142 Street NW 97
    2 Yellowhead Trail NW & 149 Street NW 71
    3 Yellowhead Trail NW & 127 Street NW 68
    4 118 Avenue NW & Groat Road 67
    5 167 Avenue NW & 97 Street 64
    6 137 Avenue NW & 50 Street NW 61
    7 23 Avenue NW & 91 Street NW 60
    8 137 Avenue NW & 127 Street NW 60
    9 137 Avenue NW & 97 Street NW 59
    10 34 Avenue NW & Gateway Boulevard NW 54"

    More from the fact page, but note that this sheet doesn't talk so much about issues directly associated with injuries and death but with collisions.

    "Collisions happen more often in the winter due to weather and driving conditions. However, a greater percentage of collisions in the summer months result in injury or death.
    More collisions occur on weekdays than weekends, with Friday being the most common day of the week for collisions."

    It would be interesting to see stats in terms of the actual severe injury and death situations.
    Such as: vehicle driven, tires, condition of vehicle, distracting elements, time of day, sun's position, location, impairment, age, yrs of driver experience, etc.
    Last edited by KC; 22-04-2017 at 01:27 PM.

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    An interesting read.

    Fatal crossings: Where and how pedestrians die in Toronto - The Globe and Mail


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