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CARSP Conference 2018

CARSP Conference Final Program

Last updated: June 5, 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018
8:30am – 12:00pm CARSP Board Meeting (Songhees Suite)
1:00pm – 4:00pm Workshop – “Planning for Road Safety Success in the Next-Generation: Establishing Visions and Targets”, Raheem Dilgir, President, TranSafe (Songhees Suite)
2:00pm – 4:00pm Exhibitor Set Up (Harbour Room)
4:00pm – 6:00pm Registration / Information Counter Open (Arbutus Foyer)
5:00pm – 6:30pm Discover the Past Walking Tour of Old Town Victoria
(meet in sunken area of the Delta’s Main Foyer)
6:30pm – 8:30pm Welcoming Reception / Trade Show Exhibition Open (Harbour Level)
Monday, June 11, 2018
7:00am – 8:15am Breakfast (Arbutus Ballroom)
7:00am – 2:00pm Registration / Information Counter Open (Arbutus Foyer)
8:15am – 9:30am Plenary Session (Arbutus Ballroom)
Opening Ceremonies/Welcoming Remarks:

  • Marie-Soleil Cloutier, Chair, CARSP Conference 2018 and Vice-President, CARSP
  • Honourable Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, RoadSafetyBC

Keynote Speaker:

  • Todd Litman, Founder and Executive Director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
    “A New Traffic Safety Paradigm”
9:30am – 11:00am Panel Discussion I – Cannabis Impaired Driving and Road Safety (Arbutus Ballroom)
Moderator: Brian Jonah

  • Doug Beirness, Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
    “Prevalence of cannabis impaired driving in Canada”
  • Paul Boase , Chief, Road Users, Transport Canada</em
    “Status of Federal laws on recreational cannabis use and cannabis impaired driving”
  • Darrin Grondel, Director, Washington State Traffic Safety Commission
    “Legalization of Cannabis in Washington State”
  • Jeremy Wood, Project Director, Drugs and Driving Initiative, RoadSafetyBC
    “Provincial and Territorial approaches to address drug-affected driving”
11:00am - 11:30am Nutrition Break / Trade Show Exhibition (Harbour Level)
11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Paper Session 1A: Cannabis-Impaired Driving I (Arbutus A)
    Moderator:  Anna Aroutiounian

    • Effect of time on Blood Drug Concentrations for THC (Verghis)
    • Marijuana Trajectories and Associations with Driving Risk Behaviours in Canadian Youth (Sukhawathanakul)
    • Trends in THC prevalence in crash involved drivers, British Columbia, 2011 - 2016 (Brubacher)
  • Paper Session 1B: Intersection Safety (Songhees Suite)
    Moderator:  Tony Churchill

    • Trends in Right Angle Collisions at Signalized Intersections in Surrey (Baugh)
    • Visual Attention Allocation during Right Turns at Signal-Controlled Intersections: An On-Road Study (Kaya)
    • Traffic Circles' Associations with motor vehicle, cyclist-MV, and pedestrian-MV crashes (Teschke)
  • Paper Session 1C: Advanced Vehicle Technology and Vehicle Automation (Arbutus B/C/D)
    Moderator:  Alex Kelly

    • The Influence of Interface Design on Driver Behavior in Partially Automated Driving (Lau)
    • Automobile Braking on Very Steep Downgrades (Navin)
    • Driver Verification Using Eye Movements and Blinking (Shahidi Zandi)
12:30pm – 2:00pm CARSP Luncheon / Annual General Meeting (Arbutus Ballroom)
2:00pm – 3:20pm
  • Paper Session 2A: Cannabis-Impaired Driving II (Arbutus A)
    Moderator:  Christine Wickens

    • Cannabis and Motor Vehicle Crashes: A Culpability Study (Brubacher)
    • How often do police document drug use in crash-involved drivers who used an impairing substance? (Brubacher)
    • Ontario‘s Roadside Alcohol and Drug Survey 2014 and 2017 : What has changed? (Beirness)
  • Paper Session 2B: Vision Zero (Arbutus B/C/D)
    Moderator:  Raheem Dilgir

    • Fostering rigorous science and credible evidence in vision zero planning (Bhagwant)
    • Vision Zero: Paving the Way for the Future of Transportation (Kelly)
    • Surrey Safe Mobility - Vision Zero Plan: Theory to Practice (Boan)
    • Can We Achieve Vision Zero on Urban Roadway Work Zones? (Cox)
  • Paper Session 2C: Motorcycle and Cycling Safety (Songhees Suite)
    Moderator:  Mavis Johnson

    • Behaviours of the taxi motorcycle drivers of Arusha City (Perego)
    • Motorcycle Safety is Everyone's Responsibility (Daub)
    • Fall Down and Go Boom- Preventing Cycling and Motorcycling Accidents (Wilkinson)
3:20pm – 3:50pm Nutrition Break / Trade Show Exhibition (Harbour Level)
3:50pm – 5:20pm
  • Paper Session 3A: Fitness to Drive (Arbutus B/C/D)
    Moderator:  Alex Crizzle

    • The Effect of Longitudinal Changes in Driving-related Attitudes on Older Adults’ Driving Patterns (Sukhawathanakul)
    • Problem Behaviour Theory (PBT) and Impaired Driving: Results from the Ontario Student Drug and Health Survey (OSDUHS) (Seeley)
    • The Impact of Childhood Symptoms of Conduct Disorder on Collision Risk (Wickens)
  • Paper Session 3B: Truck Driver Safety (Songhees Suite)
    Moderator:  Paul Boase

    • Comparing Whole Body Vibration Exposures Across Four Truck Seats (Davies)
    • Evaluation of Best Practice Programs to Improve the Health and Wellness of Truck Drivers in BC (Bigelow)
    • Exploring the Association between Truck Seat Ride and Driver Fatigue (Wang)
    • Be Truck Aware - a pilot, multi-stakeholder education and enforcement initiative to support a reduction in the incidence of crashes involving large commercial trucks and passenger vehicles (Donnelly)
    • Large truck collision causation and oversight evaluation studies (Byrne)
  • Paper Session 3C: Alcohol-Impaired Driving I (Arbutus A)
    Moderator:  Brian Jonah

    • Selective Benefit from Brief Motivational Interviewing in DWI Recidivist Subgroups (Moxley-Kelly)
    • Enhanced Impaired Driving Enforcement (Davis)
    • The effect of .03% and .05% BAC and partial sleep deprivation on driving behaviour by age, sex and executive control: a randomized, placebo controlled experiment (Brown)
    • Snapshot of an Offender (Miller)
5:00pm - 6:00pm Growing Your Professional Network – Young Professionals’ Session (for those under age 30)
(Executive Room)
6:30pm - 7:30pm Young Professionals’ (and Young at Heart) Networking Cocktail Hour (for all ages)
(LURE Restaurant & Bar - located in the Delta hotel)

  • Come join the CARSP Young Professionals’ Committee for refreshments and appetizers.
  • Where more experienced road safety professionals and those new to, or considering road safety as a career, meet.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast (Arbutus Ballroom)
7:00am – 2:00pm Registration/Information Counter Open (Arbutus Foyer)
8:00am – 9:00am Plenary Session (Arbutus Ballroom)
Welcoming Remarks:

  • Honourable Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Government of BC
  • Brian Jonah, Past President, CARSP

Plenary Speaker:

  • Bella Dinh-Zarr, Board Member, National Transportation Safety Board
    What’s Old is New Again: Using Science and Story to Advance Road Safety
9:00am – 10:30am Panel Discussion II – Speed Limits and Speeding (Arbutus Ballroom)
Moderator: Neil ArasonPanelists:

  • Jeffrey Brubacher, Emergency Physician, Vancouver General Hospital
    “Impacts of Speed Limit Changes in BC”
  • Robert Quilley, Training and Technology Coordinator, Traffic Services, RCMP
    “Speed Enforcement - Policing Challenges”
  • Emily Newhouse, Medical Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health
    “Reducing Road Injuries Through Speed Control”
  • Vincent Stancato, Deputy Chief Coroner, Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General, Government of BC
    “Recommendations to Address Speed-related Fatalities”
10:30am – 11:00am Nutrition Break / Trade Show Exhibition (Harbour Level)
11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Paper Session 4A: Alcohol-Impaired Driving II (Arbutus A)
    Moderator:  Carol Chan

    • Wrecked Car Coasters (Stewart)
    • Depressed mood and alcohol in risky driving (Case)
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Impaired Driving: Results from the Ontario Student Drug and Health Survey (OSDUHS) (Vingilis)
    • Effects of passenger and alcohol on the driving behaviour of young males and females (Ouimet)
  • Paper Session 4B: Fitness to Drive II (Songhees Suite)
    Moderator:  Valerie Smith

    • Ontario's Medical Review Program for Fitness to Drive (Byrne)
    • Impact of Ontario's 2014 Senior Driver Renewal Program (Byrne)
    • Should the SIMARD be used as the sole driver screening tool for determining fitness to drive? (Crizzle)
  • Paper Session 4C: Pedestrian Safety I (Arbutus B/C/D)
    Moderator:  Alex Nolet

    • Next-generation Transportation: A focus on pedestrians and cyclists (Arason)
    • Statistical Forecasting of Traffic-Related Pedestrian Fatalities in the United States (Pascua)
    • Child pedestrian risk and social equity: spatial distribution of roadway safety features in Toronto, Canada (Rothman)
12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch (Arbutus Ballroom)
1:15pm – 1:55pm Lunch Speaker Session – Autonomous Vehicles (Arbutus Ballroom)

  • Mark Francis Co-Chair, CCMTA’s Autonomous Vehicle Working Group, Manager, Provincial Vehicle Registration and Licensing, ICBC
    “The Canadian Approach to Regulating Highly Autonomous Vehicles”
  • Erik Thomsen, Team Leader, Safety Policy and Education Branch, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
    “Ahead of the Curve: Enhancements to Ontario’s Automated Vehicle Testing Framework”
2:00pm – 3:30pm
  • Paper Session 5A: Distracted Driving (Arbutus A)
    Moderator:  Anna Aroutiounian

    • Picture this – you’re in a traffic jam. The use of imagery to influence road user behaviour (Roberts)
    • Distracted Driving and Crash Responsibility in Fatal Collisions (Marchese)
    • Distraction in the Heavy Truck Industry in Canada — Drop It And Drive™ (DIAD) Program (Bowman)
  • Paper Session 5B: Crash Prediction and Avoidance (Songhees Suite)
    Moderator:  Matthew Mulkern

    • Safety, Mobility, and Environmental Impacts of Forward Collision Warning Algorithms on a Roadway Network (H. Tawfeek)
    • Using ordered modeling to identify the most significant factors that increase the severity of single-vehicle collisions (Easa)
    • A Perceptual Forward Collision Warning Model using Naturalistic Driving Data (H. Tawfeek)
  • Paper Session 5C: Pedestrian Safety II (Arbutus B/C/D)
    Moderator:  Tony Churchill

    • Pedestrian Traffic Injury Among People with a Pre-existing Medical Condition or Physical Disability in Toronto, Canada (Buliung)
    • Designing Better Walkways for Pedestrians in Urban Work Zones (Cox)
    • A Review of Public Right-of-way Accessibility Experiences (Nolet)
3:30pm – 3:45pm Nutrition Break / Trade Show Exhibition (Harbour Level)
3:45pm Trade Show Exhibition Ends
3:45pm – 5:15pm
  • Paper Session 6A: Child/Youth Injury Prevention (Arbutus A)
    Moderator:  Valerie Smith

    • Skateboarding Head Injuries: An analysis of Canadian Pediatric Data between 1993 and 2017 (Morris)
    • Protecting the Next Generation of Road Users: Promoting Child Passenger Safety via Roadside Enforcement (Froom)
    • Assessment of the Road Safety Education Program (RSEP) and the New Graduated Licensing Measures for New Drivers of Passenger Vehicles (Béliveau)
    • Real Life data - Crosswalk and School Zone Upgrade Initiatives (Sarauer)
  • Paper Session 6B: Work-Related Road Safety (Arbutus B/C/D)
    Moderator:  Mavis Johnson

    • Stress monitoring using wearable sensors for pedestrian worker risk analysis (Cloutier)
    • Lessons in creating an occupational road safety initiative - The WorkSafeBC Experience (Ordeman)
    • To Serve and Be Protected: Improving police officer safety and road safety at random breath testing sites in Australia (Timms)
    • Safer Vehicles: Is our own house in order? (Timms)
  • Paper Session 6C: Traffic Engineering and Road Design (Songhees Suite)
    Moderator:  Matthew Mulkern

    • Cost Benefits and Safety Aspects of Low Maintenance Impact Attenuators (Sarauer)
    • Survey of Driver Responses to the Wildlife Hazard Warning System (WildHAZ) (Sielecki)
    • Wildlife Detection Systems in British Columbia (Sielecki)
    • Traffic Calming Policies in Canada: A Description of Strategies in Two Major Cities (Fridman)
    • Safety Evaluation of Cable Barriers Installation on Some Highways in British Columbia (Sowers)
6:30pm – 7:00pm Cocktails (Arbutus Foyer)
7:00pm – 10:30pm Networking and Awards Banquet (Arbutus Ballroom)

  • Awards: Charles Miller, Mavis Johnson and Lifetime Achievement
  • Raffle: CARSP Young Professionals' Committee Raffle Draw
  • Entertainment: Groove Kitchen
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast (Arbutus Ballroom)
8:00am – 9:30am
  • Paper Session 7A: Road Safety Planning (Arbutus B/C/D)
    Moderator:  Paul Boase

    • Introduction to the Traffic Injury Research Foundation's Community Learning Centre (Johnson)
    • A Comparison of Municipal Transportation Safety Planning Practices Across Canada: Part 2 - Establishing Focus Areas (Dilgir)
    • Canadian Road Safety Strategies (Jonah)
    • Safety Evaluation of the Variable Speed Limit System (VSLS) in British Columbia(Elesawey)
  • Paper Session 7B: Cycling Safety I (Arbutus A)
    Moderator:  Alex Nolet

    • Identifying Motorist Risk Factors in Youth Bicycle-Motor Vehicle Collisions (Pitt)
    • Predictors of bicycling injury in a mid-sized North American city: an assessment using crowdsourced data (Fischer)
    • Bicycling crashes on streetcar and train tracks: causes and solutions (Teschke)
    • Survivability Factors for Cyclists Hit by Motor Vehicles: Evidence from the Canadian National Collision Database (Demers)
  • Paper Session 7C: Road Safety Campaigns (Songhees Suite)
    Moderator:  Linda Rothman

    • Using Twitter to understand how people talk about new protected bike lanes in two Canadian cities (Ferster)
    • Don't Forget the People!  How to Engage Drivers, Passengers and Pedestrians in Road Safety Initiatives (Hayes)
    • The BC Community Road Safety Toolkit (Watson)
    • Safe Trailering (Garcia)
9:30am – 11:15am
  • Paper Session 8A: School-Related Road Safety (Arbutus B/C/D)
    Moderator:  Raheem Dilgir

    • Evaluation of the Vision Zero School Safety Zones Program in the City of Toronto- Policy makers and researchers working together (Rothman)
    • Vision Zero Congestion: Inter-organizational Collaboration and School Traffic Management (Zeglen)
    • Traffic psychology and road education in Tanzanian Secondary School (Perego)
    • Effects of a school-walking-bus program on mobility and parental risk perception: the Canadian Cancer Society Trottibus example in Quebec (Cloutier)
    • Empowering Students to make Real Change (Groesbeck)
  • Paper Session 8B: Cycling Safety II (Arbutus A)
    Moderator:  Rob Wilkinson

    • The association between the built environment and bicycling injuries in children: A case-crossover pilot (Hubka)
    • Surveying bicycle workers for occupational risks: sampling strategies, lessons learned and preliminary results (Lachapelle)
    • How perceptions of road safety influence bicycling intentions and behavior in Canadian cities (Thigpen)
    • Putting bike safety research to work in advocacy (Burger)
    • Associations between spatial access to bicycle-specific infrastructure, sociodemographic characteristics, and city-wide safety perceptions of bicycling: a cross-sectional survey of bicyclists in 6 Canadian and U.S. cities (Branion-Calles)
  • Paper Session 8C: Collision Reporting, Analysis and Prevention (Songhees Suite)
    Moderator:  Caitlin Sowers

    • Real world frontal impacts involving pediatric rear occupants (Schroeder)
    • Adaptation of a Canadian Culpability Scoring Tool to Alberta Police Traffic Collision Report Data (Pitt)
    • Categorizing Unintended Acceleration/Pedal Misapplication Collisions from Event Data Recorders (Young)
    • Electronic Stability Control and its Impact on Speed Analysis from Yaw Marks (Wright)
    • Railway Crossing Information System: A Network Approach to Managing Road and Rail Interface (Bond)
11:15am – 11:30am Nutrition Break (Arbutus Foyer)
11:30am -1:00pm Panel Session III – Cycling Safety (Arbutus Ballroom)
Moderator: Meghan WintersPanelists:

  • Melissa Bruntlett, Modacity
    “Cycling as a transportation mode: evolution in Canada (and elsewhere)”
  • Kay Teschke, Professor, University of British Columbia
    “Data on cyclist injuries: what is needed to have a complete portrait of their situation?”
  • Karen Laberee, Executive Director, BikeMaps
    “What does BikeMaps tells us about cyclist road safety?”
  • Sarah Webb, Active Transportation Project Management Specialist, City of Victoria
    “How safety is integrated in new cycling facilities?”
  • Nancy Smith Lea, Director, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT)
    “Toronto's Bloor bike lane pilot project: improving economic vitality and safety”
1:00pm -1:15pm Closing Remarks (Arbutus Ballroom)