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January 18, 2019

New Job Posting!

Health Safety Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Manager – Peel Region, Ontario, Canada

December 29, 2018

Stiff new penalties for distracted, impaired driving in Ontario begin on Jan. 1

Global News (TORONTO, ONTARIO) After years of calls from advocates to crack down on distracted and impaired driving, stiff penalties passed by the Ontario government will come into force on Tuesday. “Some people are going to be startled to find that it’s as significant a penalty as a risk to the public,” Brian Patterson, president and CEO of […]

December 18, 2018

CARSP President’s Year End Message

Hello CARSP friends, 2018 is coming to an end and many interesting things happened at CARSP again this year. First, your Board welcomed several new members and appointments, including myself, as your new President and my colleague Alex Nolet, as Vice-President. We are very grateful for these new roles and are committed to continue the […]

December 11, 2018

Mandatory impaired driving laws to hit the roads before holidays

Global News (TORONTO, ONTARIO) Given the recent focus on drug-impaired driving with the legalization of recreational cannabis, new impaired driving laws, related to alcohol, have possibly fallen off the radar. Starting on Dec. 18, stricter drunk driving laws will come into effect. Continue reading this post…

December 7, 2018

Road accident deaths swell to 1.35 million each year: WHO

CTV News (TORONTO, ONTARIO) Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, the World Health Organization said Friday, demanding global action. The number of fatalities annually has swelled by around 100,000 in just three years, with road accidents now the leading killer of […]

GLOBAL STATUS REPORT ON ROAD SAFETY 2018: A WAKE-UP CALL FOR ROAD SAFETY

Earlier today, the World Health Organization (WHO) released the Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018. According to the report: relative to the world’s population size, road death rates have remained fairly constant. Yet the overall number of people killed by road traffic crashes each year has increased to 1.35 million―equivalent to one death every […]

November 23, 2018

5th Ontario Road Safety Forum – Save the Date!

Please mark your calendar for the 5th Ontario Road Safety Forum.  For more information, please click on the event posting link below. 5th Ontario Road Safety Forum

September 26, 2018

Reducing residential speed limit in Calgary to 30 km/h the right decision

The Gauntlet (CALGARY, ALBERTA) Amid recent discussions surrounding Ward 7 Coun. Druh Farrell’s motion to reduce Calgary’s residential speed limit to 30 km/h in order to increase pedestrian safety, I’m shocked that some Calgarians are calling this a ‘war on cars.’ While the onus of road safety doesn’t completely fall on drivers, it’s irresponsible to […]

September 25, 2018

Research Papers at the 2018 CARSP Conference

By Alan German and Javier Zamora-Rojas Alan is a Research Scientist with Road Safety Research in Ottawa, Ontario. Javier is a Research Transportation Engineer at the Laboratorio Nacional de Materiales y Modelos Estructurales, University of Costa Rica in San José. Both Alan and Javier are current members of CARSP’s Editorial Board. This year’s CARSP Conference, held in […]

September 21, 2018

Drive high, get charged!

Drug & Alcohol Testing Association of Canada (DATAC), (ONTARIO) With the legalization of cannabis on October 17th looming it is very important for everyone to understand the new cannabis use rules and regulations that come along with it. In this post we will take an in-depth look at the cannabis driving regulations. These are the […]

August 14, 2018

Launch of the Introduction to Cannabis Legislation online training module for Canadian police officers

MarketsInsider (HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA) Today, the RCMP, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN) are pleased to announce that the new online training on cannabis legislation is now available for all Canadian police officers, in both official languages. Continue reading this post…

August 10, 2018

Transport Canada supports projects to prepare Canada for connected and automated vehicles

Transport Canada (TORONTO, ONTARIO) Connected and automated vehicles will bring about significant transformation in our transportation system, our communities, and our economy. They have the potential to improve road safety, reduce congestion, increase mobility, protect the environment, and generate new economic opportunities for middle-class Canadians. The Government of Canada welcomes innovation that will help to […]

August 9, 2018

One in seven cannabis users admits they consumed drug then drove, Statscan says

The Globe and Mail (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) About one in seven cannabis users said they had recently got behind the wheel after consuming the drug, according to a survey by Statistics Canada that reveals lax attitudes toward drug-impaired driving as the country prepares for legalization. Statistics Canada’s National Cannabis Survey results from the first half of […]

June 30, 2018

How police are preparing to catch drivers under the influence of cannabis

CTV News (TORONTO, ONTARIO) With recreational marijuana set to become legal on Oct. 17, police forces across Canada are stepping up efforts to train officers to detect drivers under the influence of the drug. A new piece of legislation that changed Canada’s impaired driving laws gives police enhanced powers to conduct roadside intoxication tests, including […]

June 29, 2018

Drug-Impaired Driving – New Issue of the Safety Network Newsletter Now Available!

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June 26, 2018

Police can demand roadside breath sample from any driver as of December

CBC News (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) Starting later this year, Island police can ask any driver for a roadside breath sample, even if the driver does not appear to be intoxicated. The new powers come from federal Bill C-46, which received royal assent on June 21. The law goes hand-in-hand with the upcoming legalization of cannabis, and […]

June 25, 2018

University of Alberta gets $500K for automated vehicle research

Global News (CALGARY, ALBERTA) The federal government has committed $500,000 towards the University of Alberta’s project to improve privacy of automated vehicle communications. The government said the funding will support research, studies and technology to help address technical, policy and regulatory issues related to connected and automated vehicles. Continue reading this post…

May 9, 2018

CARSP Board Director Election – The Results Are In!

Thank-you to all CARSP members who voted!  The following is a list of the returning and new Board Directors.  Congratulations to all! Returning Liz Owens Christine Wickens Alexander Crizzle Pierro Hirsch New Trevor Lehouillier Matthew Mulkern Rob Wilkinson Valerie Smith  

April 20, 2018

Best Practices in Road Safety Infrastructure Programs

Austroads has released a report that identifies recommended practices for developing Road Safety Infrastructure Programs that align with the safe system approach. The goal of this report is to provide practical information about improving program design, process, and implementation of a safer transportation system. The report is available for no fee after logging into the […]

April 10, 2018

New Job Posting Added – University of Saskatchewan, School of Public Health, Post-Doc.

New Job Posting added School of Public Health Post-Doctorate Position – Truck Driver Health