Road Safety Data
In British Columbia, the ultimate goal is to significantly reduce and then eliminate deaths and serious injuries from our roads. RoadSafetyBC is leading efforts, with all road safety partners in the province, toward the realization of this important goal.
It is critical that the province report out regularly on progress made. Toward this end, RoadSafetyBC, through work with its partners, will be releasing the most current motor vehicle-related fatality data every six months.
While the elimination of deaths and serious injuries are the ultimate measures of success, there also exist many intermediate measures that are essential for tracking progress. Such measures are detailed below and include alcohol-related driving prohibitions, associated administrative reviews and general use of alcohol and drugs by drivers in British Columbia. The number of these measures will grow over time and some of these larger data sets will be posted on the government’s Open Data Website.
Motor Vehicle Related Fatalities: 10-Year Statistics for British Columbia
This report presents the preliminary count of fatal victims of motor vehicle crashes in British Columbia for the period 2008 to 2017. The information is compiled by British Columbia’s Traffic Accident System, which logs all traffic collisions reported in the Province (police reports and self reports). The fatality data presented in this report is based on a reconciliation of police, coroner’s and RCMP data.
The Province uses fatality data to evaluate its road safety initiatives and identify possible future action. As well, police agencies and stakeholders use the data to inform enforcement strategies and awareness campaigns.
You may view previous Motor Vehicle Fatalities in British Columbia Reports here.
Alcohol‐Related Motor Vehicle Fatalities in British Columbia:
In September 2010, the B.C. government introduced the Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) program – with the goal of reducing impaired driving fatalities in our province by 35% by the fall of 2013. Government has been tracking the number of alcohol-related fatalities since the 2010 legislation, compared to historical data and reporting out on the preliminary findings.
British Columbia Alcohol & Drug Driving Prohibitions – Monthly Data
Data on administrative alcohol and drug related driving prohibitions served in B.C. from September 2010 to the most current month for which published data is available is detailed below (updated monthly). The data includes IRPs, Administrative Prohibitions (ADP) and 24-hour prohibitions.
British Columbia Alcohol Driving Prohibitions - 1998 to 2013
Data on administrative alcohol-related driving prohibitions served in B.C. from 1998 to 2013 is published on the Data BC website and is available for download. The data includes IRPs and ADPs. Breakdown by prohibition duration, type, month and year served. 24-hour prohibitions and criminal code alcohol-related driving prohibitions are not included.
Reviews for British Columbia Alcohol Driving Prohibitions - 1998 to 2013
Data on the reviews conducted by RoadSafetyBC for alcohol-related driving prohibitions served in B.C. between 1998 and 2013 is published on the Data BC website and is available for download. Breakdown by reviews outcomes (successful and unsuccessful), type of prohibition (IRPs and ADPs), month and year served.
Alcohol and Drug Use Among Drivers: British Columbia Roadside Survey
Since 1995, periodic surveys have been conducted in British Columbia helping to determine the incidence and characteristics of drinking and driving over time. In 2008, drug testing was added to the survey. The purpose of the surveys, undertaken in conjunction with The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) is to measure the use of alcohol and drugs among night time drivers.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC)
ICBC publishes a number of statistics and crash maps for the province, B.C. communities and regions, including B.C. and regional statistics on crashes, injured and fatal victims, auto crime and vehicle and driver populations.
Transport Canada's National Collision Database (NCDB) contains data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions in Canada that the provinces and territories provide each year.
BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU)
Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)