Impaired driving in Niagara

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Niagara has targeted drinking and driving with public education campaigns and the Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) initiatives since the 1970s. The impaired driving rates for alcohol and drugs have decreased from higher rates in 2003 and 2004 and are lower than Ontario and Canadian rates.

Impaired Driving Total Rates

Adapted from Statistics Canada CANSIM Table 252-0051

Table 6.5 Impaired Driving Total Reported Rates (Alcohol and Drug) per 100,000 population

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Canada

245.4

251.53

243.04

233.69

241.09

254.13

262.69

Ontario

155

147.28

142.86

140.04

139.92

144.96

138.72

Kingston,Ontario

115.03

102.99

115.44

94.75

103.54

95.84

97.69

Hamilton

105.97

100.91

87.86

86.58

91.46

122.96

127.42

St.Catharines-Niagara

178.17

169.08

135.36

107.33

126.17

123.55

166.4

Kitchener

144.8

138.58

137.82

135.94

143.83

146.59

135.28

Windsor

127.04

115.78

124.32

114.82

115.3

95.66

105.22

Sudbury

111.22

103.01

112.07

111.12

126.76

121.56

117.64

 

Source: Adapted from Statistics Canada: CANSIM Table 252-0051

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