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August 12, 2020

CARSP, PRI, TIRF & Desjardins Webinar Series – Registrations for all webinar sessions now open!

CARSP, PRI, TIRF & Desjardins Webinar Series

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 […]

January 31, 2020

Drug-impaired driving increases slightly, overall impact of cannabis ‘lower than expected’: City report

Edmonton Journal (EDMONTON, ONTARIO) Edmonton police have seen a slight increase in drug-impaired driving since cannabis was legalized but its overall impact has been lower than expected, says a report going to the community and public services committee. The report looking at the impact and costs of cannabis legalization and said Edmonton police arrested 134 […]

January 30, 2020

Tougher distracted driving fines take effect Feb. 1

SGI (REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN) February’s Traffic Safety Spotlight is focused on distracted driving – just as fines are set to increase Feb. 1, 2020. “Distracted driving is a serious safety concern in our province, and on roads all over the country,” said the Honourable Joe Hargave, Minister Responsible for SGI. “We hope by introducing tougher penalties […]

December 4, 2019

CARSP in the News! Who is Responsible for Road Safety?

One of CARSP’s Board Members, Raheem Dilgir (of Transafe) had the opportunity to represent CARSP on a CBC Radio Morning Talk Show.  Listen to the recording here.  Click “Play Segment”.

November 28, 2019

Rising marijuana use by drivers and growing prevalence among drivers in fatal crashes warrants concern

TIRF (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) announces the release of two new fact sheets on marijuana use by drivers in Canada. National trends in the use of marijuana among Canadian drivers are summarized in TIRF’s Road Safety Monitor 2019: Trends in Marijuana use among Canadian Drivers. The RSM is an annual public opinion […]

November 22, 2019

Drive drunk twice in Quebec, get ignition breathalyzer for life

CBC News (MONTREAL, QUEBEC) Starting Monday, Quebec motorists convicted of drunk driving twice in 10 years will have to blow into a breathalyzer every time they start a car — for the rest of their lives. Their licence will be branded so any intercepting police officer will know to inspect the driver’s ignition for an […]

November 21, 2019

What municipalities and road safety stakeholders need to know about snow clearing around road-rail level crossings: Highlights from a recent Transportation Safety Board (TSB) investigation (2018)

By Christina Rudin-Brown, Ph.D, CCPE Dr. Christina (Missy) Rudin-Brown has been a Senior Human Factors Investigator since joining the TSB in 2012 and is currently Manager of the TSB’s Human Factors and Macro Analysis Division. Full Article in the Fall 2019 Edition of the Safety Network Newsletter Abstract On the morning of 9 January 2018, […]

September 18, 2019

CARSP in the News!

Shabnem Afzal, CARSP’s Vice President, was a guest on BC Today (out of Vancouver), during their noon hour talk show on September 17, 2019.  The topic was a recent string of traffic collisions in B.C., most notably the bus collision that killed two University of Victoria students near Victoria on September 13, 2019.  Listen to […]

September 4, 2019

New Event Posted! Free Networking Event for Young Professionals in Road Safety

Free Networking Event for Young Professionals in Road Safety

August 30, 2019

Feds put up $5.4M to combat drug-impaired driving

CTV News (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) The Government of Canada announced funding to combat drug-impaired driving on Friday. Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale announced that $5.4 million over five years will be used to increase capacity among officers in standardized field sobriety testing and drug recognition expert evaluation (DRE). Continue reading this post…

August 22, 2019

How Justice Canada’s ‘inaccurate and misleading’ impaired driving tweet sparked blame, confusion

Global News (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) The Department of Justice put its social media plans to promote a new impaired driving law on hold earlier this summer after it received sharp criticism online over a now-deleted tweet that one senior departmental official described internally as “inaccurate and misleading.” Continue reading this post…

July 29, 2019

Speed cameras now active in 5 B.C. intersections, 30 more to roll out by next year

Global News (VICTORIA, B.C.) The B.C. Government is confident it can win any legal challenge against new speed cameras, five of which were activated Monday. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said the province’s lawyers are certain the intersection cameras will not face the same issues as the controversial photo radar program did. Continue reading this post…

July 16, 2019

‘You hesitate, you lose lives’: Toronto votes for more aggressive Vision Zero road safety plan

Toronto Star (TORONTO, ONTARIO) City council has voted to reboot its road-safety plan, as its first attempt failed to reduce traffic deaths. Three years after endorsing the city’s first Vision Zero strategy aimed at eliminating road fatalities, councillors voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt Vision Zero 2.0. Under the enhanced plan, the city will reduce speed limits […]

June 13, 2019

Are Canada’s pot-impaired driving penalties too strict? New study suggests yes

Global News (VICTORIA, B.C.) A new study from the University of British Columbia (UBC) is suggesting that Canada’s cannabis-impaired driving penalties may be too strict. That’s after researchers found no link between low levels of THC, the psychoactive chemical in pot, and car crashes. Continue reading this post…

Federal government takes steps to curb bus, truck driver fatigue in Canada

CBC News (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) Canada is making electronic logging devices mandatory for federally regulated commercial truck and bus drivers in an effort to combat driver fatigue and improve road safety. Electronic devices track when and how long drivers have been behind the wheel. They are tamper-resistant and integrated into commercial vehicle engines, and are designed to […]