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October 20, 2021

CARSP Launches Resources to Support United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety!

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/10/19/2316935/0/en/CARSP-Launches-Resources-to-Support-the-United-Nations-Second-Decade-of-Action-for-Road-Safety.html

September 22, 2021

Member Survey Results / Announcement regarding Webinars

Dear CARSP members and fellow road safety professionals, Through the generous financial support of Transport Canada, and the Quebec Ministry of Transportation, the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) is endeavoring to create a Knowledge Exchange and Training Hub for Road Safety in Canada.  The main components of this Hub are: To learn more about […]

September 14, 2021

Connected and Automated Vehicle guidance and tools to support safety and cyber security

Dear CARSP Members and fellow road safety professionals, We are pleased to inform you that Transport Canada (TC) has published three non-regulatory guidance documents to support the safety and cyber resilience of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs): Transport Canada’s Vehicle Cyber Security Strategy (Cyber Strategy) sets out overarching goals and priorities that will collectively guide TC’s […]

September 9, 2021

CARSP Strategic plan is now available

Dear CARSP members and fellow road safety professionals, CARSP has updated its strategic plan. Download CARSP’s updated strategic plan to review CARSP’s vision, mission, values, service goals and the operational goals.

September 7, 2021

Save the Date: National Teen Driver Safety Week – October 17-23, 2021!

Parachute will be holding their ninth annual National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) from October 17 to 23, 2021. NTDSW builds awareness of teen driver safety issues and encourages community and youth involvement as part of the solution. Keeping the momentum going from  Parachute ‘s 2020 campaign, the primary focus will again be on the critical issue of speeding among teens, with additional messaging around drug-impaired, drunk, distracted […]

August 10, 2021

Injury Prevention Focused Road Safety Professional moving from Qatar to Canada, Looking for Opportunities

Dear CARSP Members and Fellow Road Safety Professionals, CARSP received a request to share the contact information and biography for a road safety professional from Qatar who is relocating to Canada.  Dr. Consunji  is looking for opportunities to contribute to injury prevention, specifically in the area of road crashes. If you have an opportunity and/or […]

July 29, 2021

Ontario Road Safety Annual Report 2018 release

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 Ontario Road Safety Annual Report (ORSAR). This year’s report, along with earlier reports and preliminary reports for 2019 and 2020, is available at www.ontario.ca/ORSAR. The combined efforts of MTO’s road safety partners, public education, enforcement and road safety initiatives are making our roads safer […]

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!

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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. […]