Nova Scotia

N.S. road fatalities on pace for worst in 3 years

It's been a devastating year on Nova Scotia roads, with 58 deaths so far in 2013.

Nova Scotia is on pace to have its worst year for driving fatalities in the last three years.

So far, 58 people have died on the roads in 2013. Last year, 51 had died by Aug. 25. In 2011, it was just 38.

It was a bad year for all drivers. Motorcycle fatalities stand at 11, compared to six in 2012 and four in 2011.

Six pedestrians have died this year, up from three last year and four in 2011. There has also been one cycling fatality, compared to none the previous two years.

Two people have died in snowmobile accidents, compared to none last year and one in 2011.

In total, 64 people died in traffic accidents in 2011. In 2012, 83 people died.