A National Review of RCMP Motor Vehicle Crashes: 2004-2005

In order to reduce and prevent the number of RCMP members involved in motor vehicle crashes, it is necessary to understand the conditions that most commonly contribute to this type of event. While the police routinely investigate all instances of a police motor vehicle crash, there has been no systematic analysis of these events. The purpose of this study was to analyse the data from the RCMP’s Police Motor Vehicle Crash Report to provide a better understanding of the quantity and characteristics of police motor vehicle crashes. Through an analysis of this data, the RCMP will not only have a clearer comprehension of the crash event, but will be better informed about the financial and personal injuries associated with crashes and the level of responsibility RCMP members have for police motor vehicle crashes. In effect, an analysis of police motor vehicle crashes will produce necessary evidence-based information with which to base policy recommendations.


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