All-terrain vehicle fatalities in Canada, 2013 to 2019Note 1

Release date: June 7, 2021
Infographic: All-terrain vehicle fatalities in Canada, 2013 to 2019
Description: All-terrain vehicle fatalities in Canada, 2013 to 2019

All-terrain vehicle fatalities in Canada, 2013 to 2019

On average, 100 all-terrain vehicle (ATV)Note 2 fatalities occur every year in Canada.

The vast majority of victims were males.


Table 1
Table summary
This table displays the results of Table 1. The information is grouped by Sex (appearing as row headers), Percentage of ATV fatalities (appearing as column headers).
Sex Percentage of ATV fatalities
Male 85%
Female 15%

ATV fatalities affected all age groups.


Table 2
Table summary
This table displays the results of Table 2. The information is grouped by Age group (appearing as row headers), Percentage of ATV fatalities (appearing as column headers).
Age group Percentage of ATV fatalities
Under 20 years 12%
20 to 34 years 26%
35 to 49 years 21%
50 to 64 years 24%
65 years or older 16%

45% of fatalities involved a rollover or flip.Note 3


Table 3
Table summary
This table displays the results of Table 3. The information is grouped by Types of fatal events (appearing as row headers), Proportion of fatalities (appearing as column headers).
Types of fatal events Proportion of fatalities
Rollover or flip 45%
Collision with a stationary object 16%
Ejection or fall 12%
Collision with a vehicle 7%
Unspecified collision 6%
Submersion 3%
Other 2%

Risk factorsNote 4

  • Alcohol/drug use was reported in 51% of ATV driver fatalities.
  • Road conditions, such as a dangerous surface, a slope or a curve, were reported in 33% of ATV fatalities.
  • Not wearing a helmet/not safely wearing a helmet was reported in 33% of ATV fatalities.

Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Coroner and Medical Examiner Database, and Canadian Vital Statistics – Death Database.

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