According to a 2006 Globe and Mail article, you are 4-5 times more likely to die in a car crash than by homicide. While many types of car crashes can easily be avoided (don’t speed, stay off the Berry, don’t drink and drive, etc..) run-ins with wildlife are a little trickier to steer clear of.
What are the risks?
The exact figure for residents of the municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, for example, is 1.14% per person and 2.1% per vehicle.
Canada is famous for its wondrous landscape and natural beauty. With a coastline of 243,000 kilometres, Canada is a vast land with a lot of unpopulated, wide open spaces. This means that to get around a lot of driving needs to be done, and it also means that a lot of that motoring is conducted on long, lonely stretches of road. And, couple that with our unpredictable climate and Canada can be a hazardous place to drive if one is not prepared. Proper vehicle preparation means making sure that your car is in good working order, but it also means keeping several items in the trunk of your car that will be useful in times of emergency.
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