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City of Toronto Has About 12,000 Car Accidents Per Year

The City of Toronto has recorded approximately 12,000 car accidents per year from 2004 to 2010

For the first 6 months in 2011, there were 5,133 car accidents in the City of Toronto.

In 2011, the majority of the accidents took place in weather described as “clear” by the recording Officer.

There appears to be an average of 50 to 60 fatalities per year in the City of Toronto.

More information available from the City of Toronto site here.

On the issue of distracted driving, as found here in an OPP press release:

• In 2010, the OPP charged 8,522 drivers under Section 78.1 of the HTA for using a hand-held device while driving.

Gregory Chang
Toronto Insurance Lawyer