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December 13, 2019

New Job Postings in Toronto (ON) and Surrey (BC) added!

View them here:  http://www.carsp.ca/category/job-postings/  

December 5, 2019

Transportation Association of Canada – Request for Proposals: Online Road Safety Training – Due Dec 20

RFP Issued: December 2, 2019 Proposals Due: December 20, 2019 at 12:00 ET

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 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, […]

October 16, 2019

Call for Co-Hosts for 2021 and 2022 CARSP Conference!

The Call is now open for potential C0-Hosts for the 2021 and 2022 CARSP Conferences to submit an application. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2020.  More information and submission requirements and instructions are found here: 2021 or 2022 CARSP Conference Co-Hosting – important information and submission requirements-final The CARSP conference draws about 250 […]

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 […]

April 22, 2019

CARSP Board Director Election Results Are In!

We are pleased to announce that all candidates were elected to the CARSP Board!  Congratulations to returning Board Directors Alex Nolet, Raheem Dilgir and Mavis Johnson.  Congratulations also to new Board Directors Shabnem Afzal and Brian Jonah!  The switch over of Board Director Offices will occur at the CARSP Board Director Meeting on Sunday May […]

March 24, 2019

Mounties seeing smaller number of blood samples than expected under drug-impaired driving law

CBC News (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) The Royal Canadian Mounted Police were expecting to see their national forensic labs flooded with requests for blood tests after Canada’s new impaired driving law came into effect, but they’ve seen just a small number so far. The force’s National Forensic Laboratory Services operation receives bodily fluid samples, including blood and […]

March 20, 2019

Mayor John Tory open to lowering speed limits in Toronto

Globe and Mail (TORONTO, ONTARIO) Toronto Mayor John Tory has signalled he is open to broad-based reductions in speed limits on the city’s major roads and more red-light cameras, indicating that he will ask staff for a report looking at ways to reduce the number of pedestrian deaths. The move by Mr. Tory comes nearly […]

February 28, 2019

87 people lost a vehicle for a week because of cellphone tickets last year

SGI (REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN) “Confessions of a Reformed Distracted Driver” is part of the March Traffic Safety Spotlight Losing your vehicle for a week for something as trivial as being unable to leave your phone alone sounds pretty terrible, right? Under The Traffic Safety Act, receiving a second $280 cellphone ticket within a year triggers an […]

February 25, 2019

Transport Canada gearing up for automated and connected vehicle tests in Canada

Transport Canada (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) Automated and connected vehicles have the potential to greatly improve road safety and increase mobility, while also offering new economic opportunities and environmental benefits to Canadians. That’s why the Government of Canada has just published…two new, innovative documents released by Transport Canada (which) will help industry accelerate the safe introduction of […]

January 22, 2019

Ontario Government Supports Innovation and Growth in Automated Vehicle Industry: Expanding Ontario’s Automated Vehicle Pilot

Government of Ontario (WATERLOO, ONTARIO) Today, Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek was at the Sedra Student Design Centre at the University of Waterloo to support innovation and growth within Ontario’s automated vehicle industry. As one of the actions in the recent package to create jobs by eliminating red tape and burdensome regulations, Ontario has updated its […]

January 20, 2019

How far should rights be curtailed to stop drunk driving?

Toronto Sun (TORONTO, ONTARIO) Four years ago, a waitress and manager of the Finn McCool Bar in Woodbridge rushed out to the parking lot to alert police that a patron had just left in his jeep and was very intoxicated. When York Regional Police caught up with him a few minutes later, the driver had trouble […]