The Nelson Integrated Road Safety Unit and West Kootenay Traffic services are reporting fewer fatalities on our roads in 2015.
RCMP Sgt. John Ferguson says it was a big improvement in that aspect over the previous year.
However he finds some figures from the past year to be concerning.
2015 saw a 35% increase in impaired driving with a 100% increase in one, three and seven day suspensions.
There was also a 10% spike in drug-impaired cases as well as a 100% increase in drug trafficking charges.