Summer vacation: the start of the 75 deadliest days on Quebec roads

Summer vacation: the start of the 75 deadliest days on Quebec roads
Summer vacation: the start of the 75 deadliest days on Quebec roads

National Day marks the start of vacations for many Quebecers, but also marks the start of the deadliest 75 days on Quebec’s roads. Nearly a quarter of deaths on the province’s road network last year occurred during this period.

CAA-Quebec calls for caution each year between National Day and Labor Day. “It’s about a quarter of the deaths that occur in this short period of time,” comments CAA Quebec spokesperson David Marcille in an interview with TVA News.

This increase in deaths is explained by “increased traffic” on the roads. In a survey carried out by CAA Quebec, 57% of Quebecers indicate that they plan to visit the regions of Quebec during their summer vacation. “That’s a lot of vehicles on the roads. Traditionally, we have around a hundred deaths each year, on average,” notes Mr. Marcille.

We have still seen an improvement on the roads since last year, when there was a reduction in deaths, going from 116 in 2022 to 93 in 2023.

The year 2022 was “the worst road toll in 10 years” and that of 2023 is now in second position.

David Marcille gives some tips for staying safe on the roads this summer.

First, it is important “to show courtesy and respect,” he says.

We must pay attention to “vulnerable road users”, whether pedestrians or cyclists.

You must also keep in mind that the road is shared with recreational vehicles; vigilance is required.

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