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CARSP Conference 2017

CARSP Conference Final Program

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Sunday, June 18, 2017
8:30am – 12:00pm CARSP Board Meeting (Turner Room)
1:00pm – 4:00pm Workshop – Program Evaluation (International Room, International Living Learning Centre, 240 Jarvis St., Ryerson University)
2:00pm – 4:00pm Exhibitor Set Up (Mountbatten Lane)
4:30pm – 6:30pm Tour of Toronto iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research (meet at 550 University Avenue)
5:00pm – 6:30pm Walking Tour of Toronto (start at Chelsea Hotel - meet at sitting area in front of Market Garden Restaurant)
4:00pm – 6:00pm Registration / Information Counter Open (Mountbatten Court)
6:30pm – 8:30pm Welcoming Reception / Trade Show Exhibition Open (Mountbatten Lane)

Monday, June 19, 2017
7:00am – 2:00pm Registration / Information Counter Open (Mountbatten Court)
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast (Mountbatten Lane)
8:00am – 9:15am Plenary Session (Mountbatten Salon)

Opening Ceremonies/Welcoming Remarks:

  • Jennifer Kroeker-Hall, President, CARSP
  • Stephen Rhodes, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
  • Teresa Di Felice, Director, Government & Community Relations, CAA SCO

Keynote Speaker:

  • Fred Wegman, Professor, Delft University, Netherlands
    “Towards Zero by Safe Systems”
9:15am – 10:45am Panel Discussion I – Automated Vehicle Technology and Road Safety
Moderator: Karen Hou, Panelists:

  • Nicolas Saunier, Professor, Polytechnique Montréal
    “Levels of Automation”,
  • Geof Bailey, Director, Vehicle Safety, Emissions and Product Programs, GM of Canada
    “Automated Vehicle Technology: A Vehicle Manufacturer’s Perspective”
  • Mark Francis, Co-Chair, CCMTA’s Autonomous Vehicle Working Group
    “Automated Vehicle Technology: A Regulator’s Perspective
  • Robyn Robertson, President/CEO, Traffic Injury Research Foundation,
    “Automated Vehicle Technology: A User’s Perspective”
10:45 – 11:15am Nutrition Break / Trade Show Exhibition
11:15am – 12:15pm
  • Presentation Session 1A: City-Wide Road Safety Plans (Mountbatten Salon)(Moderator: Tracey Nickleford)
    • A Comparison of Municipal Road Safety Planning Practices Across Canada (Dilgir)
    • Community Traffic Safety Meetings in Calgary (Churchill)
    • The "Complete" Package - How to Operationalize "Complete Streets" in Toronto (Chapman)
  • Presentation Session 1B: Cyclist and Motorcycle Safety (Gerrard Room)(Moderator: Mavis Johnson)
    • Child and adolescent bicycling injuries involving motor vehicle collisions (Hagel)
    • Evaluation of level-of-service and safety indicator of bicycle traffic light treatments
      at signalized intersections (Ledezma Navarro)
    • More Cyclist Crashes in Poorer Neighbourhoods: Is it a Question of Exposure? (Godillon)
  • Presentation Session 1C: Road Safety Initiatives (Seymour Room)(Moderator: Alexandra Kelly)
    • Feasibility Analysis of Pay-for-Success Investment Strategies in Road Safety (Hearson)
    • Road Safety Workforce Development in the United States (Herbel)
    • Temporary Portable Rumble Strips Save Lives in Work Zones (Cox)
12:30pm – 2:00pm CARSP Luncheon / Annual General Meeting (Mountbatten Salon)
2:00pm – 3:20pm
  • Presentation Session 2A: Advanced Vehicle Technology and Automation (Gerrard Room)(Moderator: Gord Jones)
    • Automated Driving: Proceed with Caution (Noy)
    • Safety Evaluation of Signalized Intersections with Automated Vehicles at Various Penetration Levels based on Conflict Analysis of Simulated Traffic (Espinosa)
    • Automated Vehicles: A Review of the Road Safety Implications as Drivers of Change(Giuffre)
    • The Effects of Auditory Cue Type and Behavioural Adaptation in Older and Younger Drivers Using a Lane Departure Warning System (Haycock)
  • Presentation Session 2B: Fitness to Drive I (Mountbatten Salon)(Moderator: David Wiesenthal)

    • Dementia and Driving: An updated knowledge synthesis (Rapoport)
    • Evaluation of Ontario’s Enhanced Senior Driver Renewal Program: 2 Years Post-Implementation (Ma)
    • The effectiveness of a simulation driving protocol with dual tasking scenarios in assessing concussed individuals return to safe driving (Bedard)
    • The Trail Making Test B: Minimizing the risk of false positives severely compromises the test's ability to identify unsafe drivers. (Wang)
  • Presentation Session 2C: Pedestrian Safety I (Seymour Room)(Moderator: Raheem Dilgir)

    • Drivers Stopping Behaviour at Non-Warranted Stop Signs: A Feasibility Study (Suskin)
    • Improving the Accessible Pedestrian Signal System in the City of Toronto (Wee)
    • Recent Research in Pedestrian Crash Prediction and Countermeasures (Lyon)
    • Reducing the Speed Limit to 30 km/h on Major Urban Roads: A Case Study in Paris (Godillon) (Godillon)
3:20pm – 3:50pm Nutrition Break / Trade Show Exhibition (Mountbatten Lane)
3:50pm – 5:20pm
  • Presentation Session 3A: Speeding and Risky Driving Behaviours (Gerrard Room)(Moderator: Brian Jonah)

    • The effect of neurodevelopment on the multidimensional characteristics of distinct risky-driving groups (Brown)
    • The Effects of Cinematic Portrayals of Aggressive or Risky Driving on the Modelling of Speeding Behaviour (Singhal)
    • The Interaction of Cinematic Depictions of Risky Driving and Person Factors on Imitation in Simulated Driving (Singhal)
    • YouTube high risk driving videos: A content analysis of popular street racing videos (Seeley)
    • YouTube high risk driving videos: What are the effects on young male drivers? (Vingilis)
  • Presentation Session 3B: Using Technology for Planning Roads and Monitoring Traffic (Seymour Room)(Moderator: Tony Churchill)

    • Automated Speed Enforcement Program in France:  Some Feedbacks from a 15 Year Experience? (Carnis)
    • UAV Applications in Road Safety Engineering (Hearson)
    • The Future of Traffic Monitoring - A New Perspective Using Drones (Sowers)
  • Presentation Session 3C: Fitness to Drive II (Mountbatten Salon)(Moderator: Alexander Crizzle)

    • A driving cessation decision-making and coping framework and toolkit for people with dementia (Naglie)
    • Data from comprehensive driving evaluations: predictors of failing a road test (Crizzle)
    • Driving in Dementia Decision Tool: Knowledge Translation in Action (Rapoport)
    • Non-Intrusive Monitoring of Drowsiness Using Eye Movement and Blinking (Shahidi Zandi)
5:30pm – 6:30pm Canadian Injury Prevention Trainee Network Workshop (closed event)(Gerrard Room)
7:00pm – 9:00pm The Future of Road Safety (Room Bb33)

  • Networking Opportunity and Reception for all Delegates
  • Where more experienced road safety professionals and the up-and-coming, meet.
  • Hosted by the CARSP Young Professionals’ Committee

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
7:00am – 2:00pm Registration/Information Counter Open (Mountbatten Court)
7:00am -- 8:00am Breakfast (Mountbatten Lane)
8:00am – 8:45am Plenary Session (Mountbatten Salon)

Welcoming Remarks:

  • Brian Jonah, Co-Chair, CARSP Conference 2017 and Past President, CARSP

Plenary Speaker:

  • Roger Browne, Manager, Traffic Safety Unit, City of Toronto
    “Vision Zero: Toronto's Road Safety Plan
8:45am – 10:30am Panel Discussion II – Pedestrian Safety and Technology (Mountbatten Salon)
Moderator: Marie-Soleil Cloutier, Panelists:

  • Jennifer Crain, Research and Data Manager, Public Health Agency of Canada’s Surveillance and Epidemiology Division
    “Trends in Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities”
  • Jean-Francois Rheault, Director, North American/Canada, Eco-Counter
    Pedestrian Exposure Data”
  • Andrew Howard, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Sick Children, Senior Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences and Associate Professor, U of T
    “Pedestrian Countdown Signals”
  • Ron Buliung, Professor, Department of Geography and Programs in Environment, U of T
    “Disability in Childhood as a Determinant of Traffic Injury”
  • Véronique Fournier, Piéton Québec
    “Social Media, Education and Engagement”
10:30am – 11:00am Nutrition Break / Trade Show Exhibition (Mountbatten Lane)
11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Presentation Session 4A: Collision Analysis (Gerrard Room)(Moderator: Alexander Nolet)

    • Assessment of Wheel Separations from Light-Duty Vehicles (Turner)
    • Development of a Safe Systems Indicator for Video Conflict Analysis Applications (Chen)
    • The Application of Event Data Recorders to Vehicle Safety Research (Comeau)
  • Presentation Session 4B: Pedestrian Safety II (Mountbatten A)(Moderator: Kale Brown)

    • Walkability, road safety and pedestrians’ itineraries: A comparative study for seniors in Lille and Montreal (Cloutier)
    • Automated Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Curb Radii Adjustments on Turning Vehicle Speed: A Case-Study in Toronto (Zangenehpour)
    • Public Transportation and Reserved Lanes: Do they Improve the Safety of Montrealers? (Strauss)
    • Spatial Distribution of Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Collisions Before and After Pedestrian Countdown Signal Installation in Toronto, Canada (Rothman)
  • Presentation Session 4C: Injury Prevention (Mountbatten B)(Moderator: Ian Pike)

    • A comparison of road traffic mortality and morbidity rates and road safety policies in Quebec and Ontario (Bourbeau)
    • Evaluating the effect of a social marketing campaign on bicycle helmet use in BC (Pike)
    • Fatalities Caused by Motor Vehicle Collisions into Water: A Preventable Cause of Drowning Mortality in Canada (Clemens)
12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch (Mountbatten Lane)
1:00pm – 1:40pm Plenary Session (Mountbatten Salon)(Moderator: Brenda Suggett)

  • Kate Bassil, Acting Director, Healthy Public Policy, City of Toronto
    “Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety in Toronto: From Evidence to Practice”
  • Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner & Executive Director, City of Toronto
    “City of Toronto’s Road Safety Plan – Planning Department’s Role”
2:00pm – 3:30pm
  • Presentation Session 5A: Alcohol Impairment (Mountbatten A)(Moderator: Michael Stewart)

    • Development of a National Voluntary Standard for Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock (Boase)
    • Impaired Driving Investigation and the Screening Equipment (Pilon)
    • Projet Point Final (Miller)
    • Young drivers’ perceptions of in-vehicle alcohol devices (Ouimet)
  • Presentation Session 5B: Roundabout Safety (Mountbatten B)(Moderator: Matthew Mulkern)

    • Analysis of Road Crashes at Roundabouts in Toowoomba (Somasundaraswaran)
    • Microscopic Road Safety Comparison Between Canadian and Swedish Roundabout Driver Behaviour (St-Aubin)
    • Safety Impact of Red Light Cameras in Vancouver, BC (Sacchi)
    • Surrogate Safety Analysis of Quebec Roundabout Design (St-Aubin)
  • Presentation Session 5C: Crash Prediction and Avoidance (Gerrard Room)(Moderator: Pierro Hirsch)

    • Implementation of Road Condition Warning System (RCWS) in Alberta as a mitigation measure to improve safety at highway locations impacted by extreme weather conditions. (Lo)
    • Improving Road Safety and Public Health with Real-Time and Predictive Train Crossing Information (Rempel)
    • Study on Framework of Traffic Operational Safety Assurance Program and Real-time Crash Risk Prediction Model of Shenzhen-Zhongshan Channel (Chen)
    • Traffic Simulator Tool as Reliable Effort for Environmental Estimation at Road Intersection (Giuffre)
3:30pm – 3:45pm Nutrition Break / Trade Show Exhibition (Mountbatten Lane)
3:45pm – 5:15pm
  • Presentation Session 6A: Drug-Impaired Driving (Mountbatten A)(Moderator: Christine Wickens)

    • An In-Depth Examination of Driver Fatalities Involving Drugs (Boase)
    • Driving Under the Influence of Opioids in the Ontario Adult Population: Prevalence, Impact on Collision Risk, and Characterization of the Drivers (Wickens)
    • Estimating the harms and costs of cannabis-attributable collisions in the Canadian provinces (Beirness, Imtiaz)
    • Pharmacokinetics of psychoactive Marijuana at road-side testing (Verghis)
    • The Impact of Smoked Cannabis and Distraction on the Simulated Driving Behaviour of Young Recreational Cannabis Users (Wickens)
  • Presentation Session 6B: Child and Youth Injury Prevention (Gerrard Room)(Moderator: Linda Rothman)

    • An examination of children’s safety associated with their behavior while crossing the crosswalk to reach the park entrance (Rafiei)
    • Examining motor vehicle related injury rates and graduated drivers licensing programs across Canada (Fridman)
    • Real World Frontal Impacts Involving Infants and Toddlers (Shkrum)
    • The School Environment and Student Car Drop-Off at Elementary Schools (Rothman)
    • Walking in deprived neighborhoods: what is the risk for child pedestrians in Montreal and Toronto? (Cloutier)
  • Presentation Session 6C: Pedestrian Safety III (Mountbatten B)(Moderator: Jillian Strauss)

    • A Novel Framework to Evaluate Yielding Behavior and Crossing Decisions at Non-signalized Locations using Video-based Trajectory Data (Fu)
    • Pedestrian Challenges in Roadworks (Cox)
    • Pedestrian Countdown Signal Impacts on Driver Red-Light Running Behaviour (Henderson)
    • Pedestrian safety at at-grade crossings (Nolet)
3:45pm Trade Show Exhibition Ends
6:30pm – 7:00pm Cocktails (Mountbatten Lane)
7:00pm – 11:00pm Networking and Awards Banquet (Mountbatten Salon)(Master of Ceremonies: Jennifer Kroeker-Hall)

Awards: Charles Miller and Lifetime Achievement Awards

Entertainment: Big Racket

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast (Mountbatten Lane)
8:30am – 10:15am
  • Presentation Session 7A: Distracted Driving (Mountbatten Salon)(Moderator: Matthew Aymar)

    • Evaluating the effectiveness of Ontario’s Handheld Device Ban (Haya)
    • Reducing Driver Distraction via Mobile App Technology (Paleja)
    • Task Analysis of Manual Phone-Dialling in Nine Production Vehicles (Martin Lavalliere)
  • Presentation Session 7B: Truck and Bus Safety (Gerrard Room)(Moderator: Scott Watson)
    • A literature review on bus drivers’ health and safety: a conceptual model (Lavalliere)
    • A State of the Art Review of Event Data Recorder Technologies in Passenger and Commercial Vehicles (McKee)
    • Evaluation of the Safety Effectiveness of Ontario's Speed Limiter Legislation for Large Trucks (Plonka)
    • Large Truck Safety in Ontario: What are the core concerns and how do we fix them? (Svidski)
    • Musculoskeletal disorders among Canadian truck drivers: Results from an intercept study (Bigelow)
10:15am – 10:30am Nutrition Break (Mountbatten Lane)
10:30am -12:15pm Panel Session III: Technology and Enforcement (Mountbatten Salon)
Moderator: Brian Jonah, Panelists:

  • Roger Browne, Manager, Traffic Safety Unit, City of Toronto
    “Automated Enforcement in Ontario – Red Light Cameras and the Potential for Future Automated Speed Enforcement”
  • Rob Wilkinson, Coordinator, Safer Roads Ottawa
    Use of Radar to Measure Distance Between Vehicles from Bicycles”
  • Doug Beirness, Senior Research & Policy Analyst, Canadian Council on Substance Abuse
    “Oral Fluid Testing for Drugs”
  • Insp. Michael Labossiere, E Div Traffic Services, RCMP, and Cpl Paul Walker, Abbottsford Police Department
    “Utilizing Automated License Plate Recognition to Target Prolific Prohibited Drivers”
12:15pm -12:35pm Student Paper Awards (Mountbatten Salon)(Moderator: Matthew Mulkern)

Presenter of Awards: Pete Karageorgos, Director, Consumer & Industry Relations (Ontario), Insurance Bureau of Canada

12:35pm -12:45pm CARSP Young Professionals’ Committee Raffle Draw and Closing Remarks (Mountbatten Salon)