By JAY DALTON Posted April 09, 2020 05:15:57Deaths from road traffic crashes in the province of Alberta, and Canada, have declined steadily over the past five years, according to preliminary data released Tuesday.
Statistics from the province’s coroner show that the number of people killed in crashes in 2016 stood at 1,811, up 0.2 per cent from 2015.
In the first half of this year, Alberta recorded more than 1,000 deaths, down 10 per cent compared to the same period last year.
There were 4,622 traffic-related deaths recorded in 2016, up 3.2 from 2015, the provincial coroner said.
The number of deaths in 2015 was almost the same as 2016, the coronavirus data showed.
Alberta’s roads were the worst in the country in terms of road safety in the last five years.
A total of 7,814 people died on the road in 2016.