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CARSP Conference 2019

CARSP Conference Final Program

Last updated: May 9, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019
11:00am – 4:00pm CARSP Board Meeting (Galleria)
2:00pm - 4:00pm Exhibitor Set Up (Spectrum 123)
4:00pm – 6:00pm Multi-Modal Adventure Tour (meet in Hotel Arts Lobby)
5:00pm – 6:30pm Registration / Information Counter Open (Spectrum Foyer)
6:30pm – 8:30pm Welcoming Reception / Trade Show Exhibition Open (Spectrum 123)
Monday, May 27, 2019
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast (Spectrum 45)
7:00am – 2:00pm Registration / Information Counter Open (Spectrum Foyer)
8:00am – 9:20am Plenary Session (Spectrum 45)
Opening Ceremonies/Welcoming Remarks:

  • Tony Churchill, Chair, CARSP Conference 2019 and Board Director, CARSP
  • Deputy Minister Andre Tremblay, Alberta Transportation
  • Naheed Nenshi, Mayor, City of Calgary
  • Ruth Scalp Lock, Siksika Nation, Opening Speech and Prayer

Keynote Speaker:

  • Pamela Fuselli, Vice President, Knowledge Transfer & Stakeholder Relations, Parachute Canada
    “Vision Zero: The Canadian Landscape – Momentum is Building”
9:20am – 11:00am Panel Discussion I – Risky Driving Behaviour and Road Safety (Spectrum 45)
Moderator: Brian Jonah

  • Paul Boase, Chief, Road Users, Transport Canada
    “Impaired Driving in Canada”
  • Jeff Caird, Professor, University of Calgary
    “A Synthesis of the Risks of Using Cell Phones while Driving and Countermeasure Effectiveness”
  • Evelyn Vingilis, Director, Population and Community Health Unit, and Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Western University
    “The Need for Speed - How Can We Curb it?”
  • Trevor Hall, Managing Director, Road Safety Research - UK
    “Using Technology to Combat Risky Driving”
11:00am - 11:30am Nutrition Break / Trade Show Exhibition / Student Poster Display (Spectrum 123 / Studio)
11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Paper Session 1A: Road Design and Traffic Control (Spectrum 5)
    • An Impact Assessment of Intersection Design and Operational Elements on Red-light Running (Henderson)
    • Sixth Edition of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices - Revisions to Enhance Safety (Dilgir)
    • The problem of cross-over highway crashes and what can be done about them. (Arason)
  • Paper Session 1B: Collision Reconstruction (Galleria)
    • Drag Sled Mechanics, a Fundamental Review (Navin)
    • Pre-crash path determination using EDR stability control data (Agha-Razi)
    • Real world side impacts involving pediatric rear occupants (Peller)
  • Paper Session 1C: Alcohol Impaired Driving (Spectrum 4)
    • Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) Prolific Prohibited Driver Program in BC (Aroutiounian)
    • Persistent depressed mood and alcohol in risky driving (Case)
    • Roadside Surveys of Alcohol and Drug Use in Canada’s North (Beirness)
12:30pm – 2:00pm CARSP Luncheon / Annual General Meeting (Spectrum 45)
2:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Paper Session 2A: Distracted Driving and Crossing (Spectrum 4)
    • Use of Electronic Communication Devices by Canadian Drivers: Combined Urban/Rural Sites (Jonah)
    • The Plight of the Distracted Pedestrian: A Meta-analysis of Mobile Phone Use and Crossing Behaviour (Simmons)
    • To What Extent Do Certain Cell Phone Tasks Decrease Driver Performance and Increase Crash Risk? An Overview Review of Meta-analyses and Naturalistic Studies (Caird)
  • Paper Session 2B: Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention I (Spectrum 5)
    • A comparison of active school transportation across Canadian urban/suburban areas (Rothman)
    • An Investigation of Circumstances Contributing to Child Bicyclist Injuries in Three Canadian Municipalities. (Aucoin)
    • The Smart e-Saver (Chung)
  • Paper Session 2C: Vulnerable Road User Safety (Galleria)
    • Safety Measures for Cyclists and Pedestrians Around Heavy Vehicles (Boase)
    • The effect of lowering residential speed limits to 30 km/h on pedestrian injuries in Toronto, Canada (Fridman)
    • How differences in ambient light intensity in or near an intersection will affect the interpretation of traffic ahead specificity vulnerable road users. (Browne)
3:00pm – 3:30pm Nutrition Break / Trade Show Exhibition / Student Poster Display (Spectrum 123 / Studio)
3:30pm – 5:10pm
  • Paper Session 3A: Drug Impaired Driving (Spectrum 4)
    • Cannabis Legalization and Driving: Exploring Young Ontarians Knowledge, Perceptions and Attitudes (Colonna)
    • Is psychological distress related to driving under the influence of cannabis (Tirnovanu)
    • Enhancing the SFST to Detect Cannabis Impairment (Beirness)
    • Impact of Oral Fluid Screeners on Road Safety (Verghis)
    • Road Safety and the Lifeworld: Unintended Consequences of Canada's New Drug-Impaired Driving Legislation (Valentine)
  • Paper Session 3B: Speed Limits, Speeding and Risky Driving Behaviour (Spectrum 5)
    • An Objective Warrant System for Red Light Cameras (Hildebrand)
    • Critical program elements for public support of Automated Speed Enforcement programs (Oakey)
    • Safety Evaluation of Speed Limit Increase on Rural Highways in British Columbia (Sengupta)
    • Variable Speed Limit System (Edgar)
    • The casualty reduction benefits of Average Speed Enforcement Technology (Hall)
  • Paper Session 3C: Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention II (Galleria)
    • A Review of Study Designs in Childhood Transportation Injury Prevention Research in the Published Literature (Rothman)
    • Motorist speed compliance near Calgary Elementary Schools (Hubka)
    • Risky driver behaviours at school drop-off time and active school transportation in children across Canadian urban/suburban areas (Rothman)
    • Adult and child pedestrian road crossing behaviours during morning school drop-off time across Canadian urban/suburban areas (Cloutier)
    • Driver characteristics involved in child and youth pedestrian motor-vehicle collisions (PMVC) and the built environment - a case control study (Fridman)
5:00pm - 6:00pm YPC Professional Development Event (for those under age 30) (Galleria)

  • With Josh White, Former Senior Policy Analyst, City of Calgary Mayor’s Office
6:00pm - 7:30pm Young Professionals’ (and Young at Heart) Networking Cocktail Hour (for all ages) (Raw Bar)

  • 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, May 28, 2019
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast (Spectrum 45)
7:30am – 2:00pm Registration/Information Counter Open (Spectrum Foyer)
8:20am – 9:20am Plenary Session (Spectrum 45)
Welcoming Remarks:

  • Marie Soleil Cloutier, President, CARSP
  • TBD, Calgary Police Service

Keynote Speaker:

  • Jennie Oxley, Associate Director and Associate Professor, Monash University Accident Research Centre; Deputy Director, Curtin-Monash Accident Research Centre
    “Safer walking and cycling: Current challenges and strategies for change”
9:20am – 10:50am Panel Discussion II – Vulnerable Road Users (Spectrum 45)
Moderator: Marie-Soleil Cloutier

  • Anders Swanson, Chair, Bike Canada
    Pent Up Desire: How the bicycle - and a National Cycling Strategy - can solve the top 4 transportation issues in Canada
  • Liliana Quintero, Transportation Engineer, City of Vancouver
    Vancouver's Pedestrian Strategy
  • Tony Churchill, Sr. Traffic Engineer and Leader, Traffic Safety Roads - Traffic Engineering, City of Calgary
    Applying Vision Zero principles to create safer cycling infrastructure
  • Kerri Murray, Director of Projects, Ever Active Schools
    “Stepping Toward a Safer Tomorrow through Active School Travel”
10:50am – 11:20am Nutrition Break / Trade Show Exhibition (Spectrum 123)
11:20am – 12:40pm
  • Paper Session 4A: Cycling Safety (Spectrum 4)
    • Comparison of cycling injury hospitalization rates in Canadian provinces with different helmet legislation and cycle commuting (Teschke)
    • A Taxonomy of Countermeasures for Cyclist-Vehicle Crashes (Kaya)
    • Reduced Bicycle / Auto Conflicts in Urban Roadworks (Cox)
  • Paper Session 4B: Fitness to Drive and Driver Training (Galleria)
    • "Take Five Stay Alive" : Development and Implementation of Classroom Based DE program for Adolescents (Bruce)
    • Examining the effect of video-based feedback on older drivers' confidence and behind-the-wheel performance (Sangrar)
    • Fitness to Drive: Strengthening Road Safety through Enhanced Road Assessments (Campbell)
  • Paper Session 4C: Truck Safety I (Spectrum 5)
    • Commercial Vehicles and Vulnerable Road User (Comeau)
    • Could the implementation of rest areas decrease the number of truck driver crashes in Saskatchewan? (Crizzle, Toxopeus)
    • Does truck driver training meet the needs of the industry? (Malkin)
12:40pm – 2:10pm Lunch (No lunch provided – Delegates are invited to explore in-house or nearby restaurants)
2:10pm – 3:50pm
  • Paper Session 5A: Pedestrian Safety (Spectrum 4)
    • Characteristics of left- and right-turning vehicle-pedestrian crashes and what can be done about them (Arason)
    • Midtown Atlanta Case Study - New Data Collection Techniques in Automated Pedestrian Safety Analysis (St-Aubin)
    • Pedestrian road safety perception after a massive implementation of all-way stop signs (AWSS) in a Montreal neighbourhood (Cloutier)
    • Recent trends in child and youth emergency department visits because of pedestrian motor vehicle collisions by socioeconomic status in Ontario, Canada (Rothman)
  • Paper Session 5B: Truck Safety II (Spectrum 5)
    • Nutrition Assessment of Long-Haul Truck Drivers: Implications on Health, Quality of Life and Road Safety (Zello)
    • Occupational health and safety risks in Canadian long-haul truck drivers (Crizzle)
    • Prevalence and Risk Factors for Depression among Long-Haul Truck Drivers in Western Canada (McLean)
3:50pm – 4:25pm Nutrition Break / Trade Show Exhibition (Spectrum 123)
4:15pm Trade Show Exhibition Ends
6:30pm – 7:00pm Cocktails (Spectrum Foyer)
7:00pm – 10:30pm Networking and Awards Banquet (Spectrum 45)

  • Awards: Charles Miller, Mavis Johnson and Lifetime Achievement
  • Raffle: CARSP Young Professionals' Committee Raffle Draw
  • Entertainment: Line Dancing with Outlaw Dance and Entertainment by MOJO
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast (Spectrum 45)
8:00am – 2:00pm Registration/Information Counter Open (Spectrum Foyer)
9:00am – 10:40am
  • Paper Session 6A: Vision Zero, Safe Systems Approach and City-Wide Road Safety Plans I (Spectrum 4)
    • Automated Proactive Road Safety Analysis: Towards Vision Zero in Toronto (St-Aubin)
    • Comparison of Municipal Transportation Safety Planning Practices: Part 3 - Strategic Approaches (Dilgir)
    • Effective implementation of the Safe System Approach - The Belize Road Safety Project (Johnson)
    • Vision Zero in Peel: A collaborative effort between Transportation and Public Health (Aymar)
  • Paper Session 6B: Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Vehicles and Advanced Vehicle Technology (Spectrum 3)
    • Integration of roadside camera images and weather data for monitoring winter road surface conditions (Carrillo)
    • Introducing ELA: The journey of Canada's first publicly accessible autonomous shuttle (Groves, Doyle)
    • ELA - Lessons Learned by the City of Calgary (Sedor)
  • Paper Session 6C: The Built Environment and VRU Safety I (Spectrum 5)
    • Effect of neighbourhood proximity to safer routes on male and female commuting to work by bike (Teschke)
    • Modeling Associations between Pedestrian Injury Severity and Road Infrastructure (Pascua)
    • Safety effects of cycle track implementation on cyclist-motor vehicle collisions in Toronto, Canada (Ling)
    • Safety Review: Edmonton's Downtown Protected Bicycle Network (Freigang)
    • Exposure-Adjusted Bicycling Crash Rates and Risk Factors in Seven European Cities (Branion-Calles)
10:40am – 11:00am Nutrition Break (Spectrum 45)
11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Paper Session 7A: Vision Zero, Safe Systems Approach and City-Wide Road Safety Plans II (Spectrum 4)
    • #VisionZero in Canada: What can we learn from Twitter when it comes to road safety initiatives? (Cloutier)
    • Building the Vision: Community and Collaboration (Verlinden)
    • Mapping the road safety policy context across Canadian provinces (Winters)
    • Traffic Safety Initiatives: City of St. Albert (Barua)
  • Paper Session 7B: The Built Environment and VRU Safety II (Spectrum 5)
    • A Scoping Review of Canadian Evidence on the Relations Between Urban Form and Health in Children and Adolescents (Pitt)
    • Evaluating the quality of evidence on built environment interventions within road safety public policies across five urban traffic environments in Canada (Richmond)
    • Toward Active Neighbourhoods: Analysing Pedestrian Collisions and Socio-Economic Status in three Canadian Cities (Khakh)
    • Traffic in the City:  A New Design Approach for Urban Public Spaces (Diepens)
  • Paper Session 7C: Collision Prediction and Prevention (Spectrum 3)
    • Mapping car collisions in Quebec (Girard-Verreault)
    • More is Less:  How Increasing Damage Thresholds for Reporting Collisions Erodes Sample Sizes and Produces Misleading Analytical Results (Pooley)
    • Predicting Crashes with Safe Systems Surrogates Obtained from Video Analytics' Implications for Evaluation of Vision Zero Safety Treatments (Jafari Anarkooli)
    • Wildlife Detection System (Steele)
12:30pm – 2:15pm Lunch (Spectrum 45)
12:40pm – 2:00pm Highly Automated and Autonomous Vehicle Lunch Panel (Spectrum 45)
Moderator: Brenda Suggett

  • Wendy Doyle, Executive Director, Office of Traffic Safety, Alberta Transportation; Co-Chair, CCMTA’s Highly Automated Vehicles Working Group
    “Highly Automated Vehicles in Canada”
  • Paul Godsmark, Chief Technology Officer, Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence
    “The Technology Tidal Wave: Even Death & Taxes Are Not Certain”
2:15pm – 3:05pm Keynote Speaker (Spectrum 45)

  • Johan Diepens, Founder and CEO, Mobycon
    “Vision Zero: Everybody has the right to come home”
3:05pm – 4:35pm Panel Session III – Collaboration to ensure success of Vision Zero in a Canadian context (Spectrum 45)
Moderator: Keith Simmons

  • Neil Arason, Province of British Columbia
    “Making Vision Zero happen: The critical role of cities from a provincial perspective.”
  • Linda Rothman, Senior Research Associate, Sick Kids Hospital
    “Municipalities and Researchers working together to evaluate Vision Zero Interventions: Challenges and Solutions”
  • Shewkar Ibrahim, Vision Zero Program Manager, Traffic Safety Section, City of Edmonton
    “Edmonton's Approach to Vision Zero”
  • Debbie Rawson, Transportation Integration and Safety Advisor, Strathcona County
    “Moving out of departmental silos to achieve Vision Zero in our communities.”
  • Lauren Pullen, Journalist, Global Calgary
    “How Media can impact the Vision Zero message”
4:35pm – 4:40pm Closing Remarks (Spectrum 45)