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Physics and Car safety
Statistics of automobile collisions

Statistics taken from Transport Canada Statistics

  • In 2004 2,429 deaths occured due to car collisions and 148,865 injuries.
  • These statistics are getting better with technology because in 1985 there were 3,774 fatalities and 179,704 injuries.
  • The most injuries and deaths occur from the ages of 25 to 34.
  • The  highest percent of fatalities of drivers in 2004 is of the ages 25 to 34 at 17.4%.
  • The highest percent of fatalities in passengers in 2004 is of the ages 15 to 19 at 19%.
  • The highest percent of serious injuries of drivers in 2004 is of the ages 25 to 34 at 20%.
  • The highest percent of serious injuries of passengers in 2004 is of 15 to 19 year olds at 19 %.
  • When not using seatbelts the percent of fatalities of drivers in 2004 was 36% and the percent of serious injuries was 14.6 %.
  • When not using seatbelts the percent of fatalities of passengers in 2004 was 35.3% and the percent of serious injuries was 21.2%.

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