A non-fatal injury severe enough to require that the injured person be admitted to hospital, even if for observation only.
A non-fatal injury, including minor abrasions and bruises, which does not necessitate the injured person going to a hospital.
A non-fatal injury requiring medical treatment at a hospital emergency room, but not requiring hospitalization of the involved person.
Motor-Assisted Bicycle (Moped):
A motor-assisted bicycle is also known as a “moped.” Mopeds have pedals that can be operated at all times. Mopeds can be either electric or piston powered and have a maximum speed of 50 km/h. Mopeds have a piston displacement of not more that 50 cubic centimetres.
Motor Vehicle Collision:
Any incident in which bodily injury or damage to property is sustained as a result of the movement of a motor vehicle, or of its load while a motor vehicle is in motion.
An off-highway collision involving any of the motorized vehicles which are covered by legislation under the Highway Traffic Act, the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act, and the Off-Road Vehicles Act.
A motor vehicle collision which occurs on the highway between the property lines.
Any person not riding in or on a vehicle involved in a motor vehicle collision.
A motor vehicle collision in which at least one person sustains bodily injuries resulting in death. Prior to January 1, 1982, fatal collision statistics included deaths attributed to injuries sustained in the collision, for up to one year after the collision. Since that date, only deaths occurring within 30 days of the collision have been included.
Personal Injury Collision:
A motor vehicle collision in which at least one person involved sustains bodily injuries not resulting in death.
Property Damage Collision:
A motor vehicle collision in which no person sustains bodily injury, but in which there is damage to any public property or damage to private property* including damage to the motor vehicle or its load.
Any collision involving injury or damage to private property in excess of a monetary value prescribed by regulation.*
Self-Reporting of a Collision:
Under the Highway Traffic Act [s.199 (1.1)], when one is in a collision in which there is only property damage (no injury or death, and, among other conditions, no criminal activities such as impaired driving) the involved person(s) may report the collision immediately by proceeding with one's vehicle to a Collision Reporting Centre. Self-Reporting of a collision was introduced on January 1, 1997.
Withdrawal of a driver’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle for a prescribed period of time.
* The minimum reportable level for property damage only collisions rose from $200 to $400 on January 1, 1978 and rose again to $700 on January 1, 1985. As of January 1, 1998, the minimum reportable level for property damage only collision is $1,000.
The Ministry of Transportation would like to acknowledge the following for their assistance:
Police Officers of Ontario
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Office of the Chief Coroner
Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)
Ministry of the Attorney General
Information Planning & Court Statistics Branch
Corporate Planning Branch
Strategic Planning and Information
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Information Planning and Evaluation Branch
Knowledge Management Unit
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Education