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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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January 30, 2018

Manitoba Will Allow for Testing and Use of Autonomous Vehicles on Provincial Roads

Manitoba Post (WINNIPEG, MANITOBA) The Manitoba government will bring forward legislative amendments which would allow for testing and use of autonomous vehicles on provincial highways, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler said in a press release. Continue reading this post…

January 29, 2018

Webinar Recording Now Available – Childhood Road Traffic Injuries in Canada – A provincial comparison of transport injury rates over time

Webinar recording now available, click here.  (please note that you will be asked to register, but this is for statistical purposes only)

January 24, 2018

‘The car was driving’ says Tesla owner suspected of DUI after San Francisco crash

National Post (SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) The driver had a blood alcohol content nearly double the legal limit and a tenuous relationship with consciousness when his car slammed into the back of a parked firetruck on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge.  Still, he became maybe the first to add a technologically advanced new entry to the list […]

January 23, 2018

New Job Posting Added – Researcher with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA)

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December 29, 2017

Drunk driving to be largely decriminalized in Alberta in 2018

CBC News (EDMONTON, ALBERTA) Changes are coming to the way drunk drivers are policed and prosecuted in Alberta with the provincial government set to issue a directive to police that will largely decriminalize impaired driving, CBC News has learned. Officers will be given wide discretion whether to criminally charge those who blow over the legal limit. […]

December 20, 2017

Transport Canada makes two electronic devices mandatory for trucks and buses

December 20, 2017, Insurance Business Magazine (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) Transport Canada has passed new regulations that require commercial trucks and buses to have two electronic safety devices installed. The new regulations require electronic stability control technology on new truck tractors and heavy buses sold in Canada. Separate proposed regulations will implement mandatory electronic logging devices for […]

ACTIVE-AURORA (Canada’s first connected vehicle test bed network) Webinar Recording Available to CARSP Members

If you were unable to attend the recent Active Aurora Webinar earlier this month, CARSP members can sign in to the member area and access a recording of this webinar.  The slides are also posted there.

December 19, 2017

CARSP President’s Year End Message

Hello CARSP friends, Another year has gone by as quickly as the last, and your Board and Executive Director have been very busy helping to keep CARSP vibrant and valuable to a growing road safety community.  Thank you to our Board members and our Executive Director, Brenda Suggett, for all their energy, commitment and contributions […]

November 29, 2017

Governments reach consensus on a comprehensive set of global road safety targets to measure performance

21 November 2017, Geneva – In an historic move, Member States have concluded work on a comprehensive set of global road safety targets to measure progress on addressing key risk factors and service delivery mechanisms. At the meeting Member States were represented by senior government officials from capital cities and Geneva-based diplomatic missions, from a […]

October 31, 2017

Feds announce $36.4M public education campaign on legalized pot

CTV News (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) As plans to legalize marijuana move forward, the federal government is spending $36.4 million over the next five years on a marijuana education and awareness campaign. The campaign will aim to educate Canadians—youth in particular— about the health and safety risks of marijuana use, and drug-impaired driving, the government says. Continue […]

October 25, 2017

Canadian Trucking Groups Call for Zero Tolerance as Marijuana Legalization Looms

Transport Topics (TORONTO, ONTARIO) Canadian trucking associations are calling for a zero-tolerance policy for marijuana use among drivers as the country prepares to legalize the drug for recreational purposes in July 2018. Continue reading this post…  

September 14, 2017

Many New Road Safety Events Added – Check out our Events Page

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