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Motor Vehicle Crashes
In 2001, the total hospitalization rate from Motor Vehicle Collisions for Grey-Bruce was 116% higher than the provincial rate. There were 224 hospitalizations due to motor vehicle collisions.
In Grey –Bruce, hospitalization rates due to motor vehicle collisions are higher than provincial rates across all age groups. In the 0-15 year age group, injury hospitalization rates are 175% higher. In the 16-24 year age group, 216% higher and in the 25-34 year age group hospitalization rates are 163% higher.
On average, someone dies in a traffic crash every 10 hours in Ontario.
Road safety is an issue for everyone due to an estimated cost of $9 billion a year. To learn more about road safety, click on one of the sites below and follow directions to road safety information:
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death due to injury in children and youth aged 1-19.
A community based prevention program called PARTY runs 6-8 times a year at the Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound site for any Grey-Bruce students who are 16 years of age or older. The focus of the day is to Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth.
The program is free, it meets one
of the four components of the healthy living strand of the Ontario Curriculum,
and it’s an interactive way to deliver an important safety message to youth.
Call Grey Bruce Health Services 376-2121 ext. 2001 for more information or to
reserve a space for your class.
Helpful links for students!!
The links below are fun, interactive and informative. Whether you’re just bored or need some information for a school assignment…click on these!
We work with the Grey Bruce community to protect and promote health