Collisions involving motor vehicles are a major cause of injury and death in Ontario. Collisions can involve pedestrians, motor vehicles and other road users, including cyclists. Some of the factors that increase the risk of injury in a collision include:
- distracted driving
- lack of seat belt and child restraint use
- speed and aggressive driving
- driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs
- lack of bicycle helmet use
PHO Rounds: Improving Our Community Environments for Health
There are opportunities for improving the health of our populations, including the most vulnerable in our communities such as seniors and those impacted by inequities, through policy and environmental approaches to NCDs.