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December 7, 2018

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

April 5, 2018

A New Traffic Safety Paradigm

By Todd Litman (Mr. Litman is the Keynote Speaker On June 11th of CARSP Conference 2018!) Todd Litman is founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems. His work helps expand the range of impacts and options considered in transportation decision-making, improve evaluation methods, […]

March 27, 2018

Province announces rollout of updated impaired driving laws ahead of pot legalization

Edmonton Journal (EDMONTON, ALBERTA) Changes to Alberta’s impaired driving laws that will later include drug limits once cannabis is legalized will take effect April 9, the province announced Tuesday. The updates to the Traffic Safety Act — including a change that responds to a ruling that indefinite roadside licence suspensions are a Charter of Rights violation […]

March 22, 2018

Senate Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill

Huffpost (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) The Senate gave approval in principle Thursday evening to the federal government’s bill to legalize recreational marijuana, after a tense few days of manoeuvring by Conservative senators hoping to derail one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s signature election promises. Bill C-45 passed at second reading by a vote of 44-29. Continue reading […]

March 20, 2018

Toyota pauses self-driving car testing amid Uber accident probe

CBC News (TORONTO, ONTARIO) Toyota Motor Corp. said on Tuesday it will pause autonomous vehicle testing following an accident in which an Uber Technologies Inc self-driving vehicle struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz. Toyota said in a statement “the incident may have an emotional effect on our test drivers. This ‘timeout’ is meant […]

February 2, 2018

New Job Posting Added – Transportation Engineer – 30 – Forensic Engineering

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