Whitecourt Town Council this week had a look at the 2018 collision report.
Each year, data from the RCMP is analyzed and put together to find trends and possible areas of concern.
The report showed no significant incidents or events in 2018. Overall collisions increased in 2018 with 232 reported collisions compared to 209 in 2017.
Collision trends largely remained the same as in previous years. 95 collisions (41%) occurred on town streets, 55 collisions (24%) in parking lots, 45 collisions (19%) on the Highway 43 corridor, and 37 collisions (16%) in town intersections.
Of the 232 collisions last year, over 200 of them resulted in property damage over $2000, and the most frequent type was hit and runs or people backing up. Most collisions resulted in little to no injuries.
The average number of monthly collisions in 2018 was 19, and the highest month was November with 30 collisions. These numbers are up in comparison to 2017 where the average was 17 at which time the peak month was March with 27 collisions.