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April 26, 2021

Insurance Bureau of Canada Statement following Ontario Government’s Introduction of MOMS Act

Canada Newswire (TORONTO, ONTARIO) Today the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, introduced legislation to enable provincial oversight of the towing industry in Ontario, as well as to improve overall road safety. Following the announcement of the Moving Ontarians More Safely Act, 2021 (MOMS Act), Kim Donaldson, Vice-President, Ontario, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), issued the following statement: “IBC commends Minister Mulroney […]

April 23, 2021

Minister of Transport proposes noise requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles to protect vulnerable road users

Transport Canada (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) Protecting vulnerable road users is a priority for the Government of Canada, and silence can sometimes pose a safety risk when it comes to hybrid and electrical vehicles. That is why we are taking steps to increase the safety of all road users. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar […]

April 12, 2021

Minister of Transport announces funding for new projects to improve the safety for road users

OTTAWA , ON, March 26, 2021 /CNW/ – Road safety programs protect Canadians by finding ways to improve the safety for all road users, while also reducing the risk of collisions. That’s why Transport Canada is funding new, national tools that address ongoing road safety challenges. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced a new call […]

April 8, 2021

New Job Opportunities Posted!

February 24, 2021

City of Saskatoon reviewing residential speed limits, looking for public feedback

Global News (SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN) You may need to ease up on your gas pedal on Saskatoon residential streets, as the city is reviewing speed limits. The city has been conducting neighbourhood traffic reviews (NTRs) since 2013 and will present findings and strategies to the standing policy committee on transportation March 1. Continue reading this post…

February 23, 2021

CARSP’s Editorial Board – New Members Wanted!

No doubt you have realized that this newsletter doesn’t follow the recent pattern of issues of The Safety Network Journal. In fact, long-time members may be experiencing a feeling of déjà vu. This results from the layout of our retro-cover actually hailing from April, 2007. This date marks the last occasion on which I acted […]

January 27, 2021

Ontario impaired driving sanctions lag other Provinces’

The Star (OAKVILLE, ONTARIO) Ontario isn’t tough enough on first-time impaired drivers, lagging behind many other provinces, some experts say. The criminal laws against impaired driving, from driving under the influence to impaired driving causing injury or death, and the penalties that go with them — ranging from fines to jail and prison time — […]

January 26, 2021

Impaired driving charges have dropped across the Greater Toronto Area since the pandemic began

CTV News (TORONTO, ONTARIO) Impaired driving charges have dropped across the Greater Toronto Area since the pandemic began beyond what would be in line with the reduced traffic on the roads, according to figures reviewed by CTV News Toronto. It’s not entirely clear why, though possible explanations range from genuinely safer streets thanks to a […]

December 31, 2020

Impaired driving statistic makes for failing grade in Vision Zero road safety plan for Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga

Caledon Enterprise (CALEDON, ONTARIO) Although Peel’s Vision Zero Road Safety Strategic Plan is making inroads in reducing and ultimately eliminating fatal and injury motor vehicle collisions in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, one important area is getting a failing grade — impaired driving. Peel regional council adopted the road safety strategic plan in 2018 that envisions […]

December 28, 2020

Road safety improvements approved for communities across Saskatchewan

SGI (REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN) Road safety projects in 66 communities across Saskatchewan have been approved for grants totaling $750,000 from the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund. A total of 70 road safety improvement projects were approved, with grants ranging from $547 to $72,300. Projects include speed display signs and other speed reduction initiatives, as well as funding […]

November 20, 2020

The other side of the pandemic: fewer traffic deaths

October 30, 2020, Ottawa Citizen (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) Traffic deaths across Canada plummeted by 34 per cent as the country went into lockdown at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, newly released international data reveals. Traffic-related injuries also decreased. The decrease reflected fewer vehicles on roads as schools and businesses shut down and many people began […]

November 13, 2020

Ontario Ministry of Transportation – E-Toolkit: Be Winter Ready!

e-Toolkit – Winter_Final EN From the Ministry of Transportation’s Public Outreach and Education Office E-Toolkit: Be winter ready. The Public Outreach and Education Office has developed the attached electronic toolkit containing data, key messaging, and links to social media and digital content to promote safe travel on Ontario’s roads and trails this winter. What You […]

September 28, 2020

Distracted Driving & Workplace Safety Policies: A Business Case for Employers

September 28, 2020, TIRF (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) released a new report, Distracted Driving & Workplace Safety Policies: A Business Case for Employers, from its Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving. It was developed in consultation with The Co-operators, Drop It And Drive®, the trucking industry, and workplace health and safety representatives. […]

September 22, 2020

Winnipeggers asked to weigh in on city’s road safety action plan

September 22, 2020, Global News (WINNIPEG, MANITOBA) The city is working on a plan that will drive decisions around road safety over the next few years and is now looking for feedback from Winnipeggers to help create the roadmap. Continue reading this post…

September 20, 2020

Street-racing group stages ‘mega meet’ in Hamilton amid COVID-19 restrictions

September 20, 2020, (HAMILTON, ONTARIO) A group of street racers from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) took over a parking lot in Ancaster for what police are calling a “mega meet,” with hundreds of people in attendance on Saturday night. The event happened just hours after the Ford government announced that it would be […]

April 21, 2020

Alliance Live Session: COVID-19, Safer Roads, and Urban Planning – Session Recording Available!

March 27, 2020

Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Newsletter – With Video on 3rd Global Ministerial Event held one month ago in Sweden

Did you Know? That CARSP is a member of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety!  Here is their latest newsletter   GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF NGOs FOR ROAD SAFETY  Newsletter | 27 March 2020   Dear Friends, COVID-19 has quickly become the main priority for most of our governments. As road safety and mobility NGOs […]

March 6, 2020

Rethinking Right Turn on Red (RTOR)

Novae Res Urbis Toronto, March 6, 2020, Vol. 24, No. 10 City of Toronto Ward 11 (University-Rosedale) Councillor Mike Layton is calling on city staff to investigate how prohibiting right-turns-on-red (RTOR) might help Toronto meet its Vision Zero goal of making streets safer for vulnerable road users. Layton is expected to introduce the motion at […]

February 26, 2020

Making a Vision Zero Commitment in Canada: A Parachute White Paper

This White Paper reviews road safety frameworks in Canada, the evolution of Vision Zero internationally and provides resources for practical implementation of Vision Zero in Canada. The paper includes two tools, “Indicators of a Vision Zero Community” and the three-part guide to “Becoming a Vision Zero Community”. It was created specifically for those who would […]

February 25, 2020

CARSP Board Director Election – Call for Nominations – Deadline March 30th!

Nominations Sought for CARSP Board Directors The Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) is seeking directors for its Board. It is important to seek new directors to the Board on a regular basis to ensure fresh ideas are being considered in the management of CARSP Number of Board Directors Sought The CARSP Board can […]