As we head into 2018 Woodstock Police would like to reflect on Road Safety in 2017
by examining Motor Vehicle Collision statistics.
Woodstock Police service is happy to report a reduction in Collisions, they are
down from 870 in 2016 to 855 in 2017.
Accident Support Services International has a Collision reporting centre located
at Woodstock Police Headquarters, 615 Dundas St., Woodstock. People can report directly
to the collision reporting centre if there are no personal injuries, there is no
damage to private, municipal or highway property, no criminal activity is suspected,
not a dangerous goods hauler, and not a federal, provincial or municipal vehicle.
If this criteria are not met then an Officer will be called to investigate. In 2017
the reporting centre investigated 303 collisions. The assistance allows officers
to utilize their time to work other front line duties.
The statistics show;
- That most collisions in the City occurred in May and December, and on Tuesdays and
- Most collisions occurred between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
- 661 collisions occurred when the weather was good and the roadways were dry.
- Two vehicle collisions at intersections top the impact stats.
- The top three accident intersection are Juliana/Norwich Av, Dundas/Huron and Dundas/Springbank
- 3 very serious collisions involving motorcycles.
- 91 people sustained injuries.
- 1 fatal Injury.
- 145 drivers were inattentive.
- 18 drivers had consumed alcohol or drugs.
“We are pleased with the decrease in collisions in 2017.” “The Woodstock Police
Service would like to see an even bigger decrease in 2018 says Deputy Chief Sweazey.”
“We will continue to focus our efforts in the education of drivers and have officers
enforce speeding, impaired driving, aggressive driving and distracted driving.”
The WOODSTOCK POLICE SERVICE would like to encourage anyone having information about
distracted drivers, aggressive drivers or impaired drivers to contact WOODSTOCK
POLICE SERVICE at 519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers 421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at