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Fridays the worst for car collisions in Guelph in 2015

Fridays were the worst day of the week for auto collisions in Guelph in 2015, according to annual statistics released by city police on collisions on Monday.
Guelph police have released their annual stats on collisions in the city for 2015. Fridays were the worst days of the week, and February was the worst month for collisions in the city. (Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock)

Fridays were the worst day of the week for auto collisions in Guelph in 2015, according to city police. The force released its annual statistics on Monday, detailing collisions between vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. 

In total, there were 2,874 collisions in the city involving 4,833 vehicles, a slight decrease from 2,945 collisions the year before.

One person was killed according to the statistics, and 392 people were injured, down from 420 in 2014.

A total of 39 collisions involved drugs or alcohol, 38 involved pedestrians and 42 involved cyclists.

Worst times

According to police, here are the worst times for collisions:

  • The worst month was February.
  • The worst day of the week was Friday.
  • The worst time of day was between 3 and 5 p.m.
  • The worst days for collisions between vehicles and pedestrians were Wednesday and Friday.
  • The worst time of day for pedestrians was between 11 a.m. and noon.
  • The worst day for collisions between cyclists and vehicles was Thursday.
  • The worst time of day for cyclists was between 3 and 4 p.m.

Worst intersections

In 2015, these three intersections in Guelph saw the most collisions:

1. Victoria Road and York Road - 36 collisions

2. Speedvale Avenue and Woolwich Street - 32 collisions

3. Edinburgh Road and Stone Road - 28 collisions

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