To simplify the reporting of pedestrian/vehicle collisions, Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP are adopting a new reporting procedure to provide police and citizens with more contextual information about these collisions.
Effective immediately, media releases will only be issued when a vehicle/pedestrian collision results in injuries requiring transport to hospital. In addition, a media release will be issued at the start of each month containing an analysis of all pedestrian/vehicle collisions for the previous month, including the ones already reported. This analysis will include:
- Number of collisions
- Time and day of the week
- Weather conditions
- If the collision occurred at a crosswalk
- Any injuries
- If a Summary Offence Ticket (SOT) was issued
- Age and gender of pedestrians and drivers
- Location of collisions, including maps
We’re confident this new way of reporting collisions will streamline the process while providing citizens with a better understanding of the circumstances surrounding these collisions. All incidents involving a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle will be part of the monthly analysis, including collisions that occur in marked and unmarked crosswalks, in the roadway but not at a crosswalk and in parking lots.