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September 14, 2017

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

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September 6, 2017

“2017 CARSP Conference ” – Summer Issue of the Safety Network Newsletter Now Available!

To see the summer issue please go to Safety Network Newsletter

August 28, 2017

Vision Zero campaign: How many road deaths are acceptable?

Montreal Gazette (MONTREAL, QUEBEC) Hoping to one day eliminate road deaths in the city, Montreal has launched a publicity campaign with a pointed question: what would be an acceptable number of road deaths in your family? In a vox-pop-type video ad, Montrealers are first asked how many road deaths would be acceptable, then asked how […]

August 8, 2017

Lowering the (Canada-wide) legal alcohol limit to 0.05: Let’s not skip steps, CAA-Quebec warns

Newswire.ca (QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC) The federal government’s proposal to explore lowering the legal alcohol limit for drivers in a bid to improve road safety, as reported in the Montreal daily La Presse, is of course commendable. But with cannabis due to be legalized in less than a year, CAA-Quebec believes that now is not the […]

July 17, 2017

CARSP Conference 2017 – Videos – Keynote and Plenary Speakers and Pedestrian and Technology Panel Speakers Now Posted!

Videos of the Keynote Speaker (Dr. Fred Wegman), and Tuesday Morning Plenary Speaker (Roger Browne), plus the Pedestrian Panel Speakers, are now posted in the CARSP member area (on this website – first login, then go to “Member Area” on the left hand menu”.  Need help logging in? – click on the mouse symbol on […]

July 6, 2017

National Blueprint for Injury Prevention in Drivers with Arthritis

People with arthritis diseases are at higher risk for car crashes. When operating a motor vehicle these drivers may experience pain, fatigue, decreased mobility, joint stiffness and decreased reaction time. Because of arthritis, they may have problems with seating for long periods, getting in and out of the car and doing a shoulder check while […]

June 24, 2017

Toronto picks road safety over speed, new poll finds

Cycle Toronto (TORONTO, ONTARIO) Eighty-one percent of Toronto residents support lower speed limits on city roads even if it means increased travel time, and 80 percent favour building a safe network of bicycle lanes, a new poll has found. The survey of 802 Torontonians, conducted by the Angus Reid Forum (owned by Maru/Matchbox), also shows […]

June 20, 2017

Ian Mulgrew: Expanded B.C. roadside suspension policy expected to deal with drugged driving

Vancouver Sun (VANCOUVER, B.C.) Victoria is expected to amend the Immediate Roadside Prohibition scheme to include drug impairment or to create a similar anti-drug-driving program as the country legalizes marijuana next year. A broader IRP regime would prevent drug-impaired-driving charges from clogging the courts and continue the made-in-B.C. approach of treating some offences as “regulatory” […]

June 15, 2017

CARSP Bylaws – Proposed Changes

The CARSP Board of Directors would like the CARSP membership to vote on the proposed changes to the 2013 CARSP Bylaws at this year’s Annual General Meeting.  The following two documents are posted for your reference.  The first one uses “track changes” to show the proposed changes to the CARSP Bylaws.  The second document has […]

May 12, 2017

Fireseeds North Infrastructure is offering 100 free video-based Safe Systems speed studies!

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May 9, 2017

Join CARSP’s Newsletter’s Editorial Board!

CARSP’s Editorial Board is looking for new members to join our team. The Editorial Board is responsible for publishing the quarterly Safety Network Newsletter.  Read the full announcement – SafetyNetwork_CallForBoardMembers  

2017 CARSP BOARD DIRECTOR ELECTION RESULTS

We are very excited to welcome back and welcome for the first time the following 8 successful election candidates. The newly elected Board Directors’ terms start at the 2017 CARSP Conference on Sunday June 18th. Congratulations! 1. TONY CHURCHILL (RETURNING BOARD MEMBER) Mr. Churchill is a professional engineer who has focused his career on road […]

April 21, 2017

Edmonton traffic safety improving, but a long road ahead: city

Global News (EDMONTON, ALBERTA) The goal of zero traffic deaths and injuries is ambitious, but on Friday the City of Edmonton said it is making inroads. Vision Zero is a strategy adopted by city council in 2015 and launched in 2016. The Vision Zero program first began in Sweden in 1997 and the city said that country now has […]

April 20, 2017

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Brought to you by CARSP and Accident Support Services International Ltd. INFORMATION & NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS Lifetime Achievement Award for Road Safety in Canada The CARSP Lifetime Achievement Award for Road Safety is presented annually to individuals who have made a positive impact on road safety in Canada.  Candidates will have had a career in this […]

April 13, 2017

Liberals table bills to legalize pot, clamp down on impaired driving

CBC News (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) The Liberal government has tabled legislation to end the prohibition on pot, checking off a major promise from the 2015 campaign. The pot plan comes with two new bills; one to regulate the recreational use, sale and cultivation of marijuana, and a second that strengthens measures to stop impaired driving. Continue reading […]

March 20, 2017

Manitoba introduces Cannabis Harm Prevention Act

Government of Manitoba (WINNIPEG, MANITOBA) The Manitoba government is introducing new legislation that would be focused on harm reduction and public safety as part of its ongoing preparation for federal legalization of marijuana, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “This legislation would be an early step by our government to target drug-impaired driving and prioritize […]

March 15, 2017

Drug and Alcohol Roadside Survey confirms drug use by drivers: Manitoba Public Insurance

MPI (WINNIPEG, MANITOBA) One in 10 Manitoba drivers who participated in voluntary roadside surveys conducted last fall tested positive for drugs, according to findings released from the Manitoba Drug and Alcohol Roadside Survey, Crown Services Minister Ron Schuler and Manitoba Public Insurance announced today. The purpose of the study was to establish a baseline for […]

March 1, 2017

Ottawa wants tougher national standard for distracted drivers using cellphones

TheStar.com (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) Transport Minister Marc Garneau is calling for the creation of a tough national standard to penalize distracted drivers using their cellphones on the road. Garneau said Wednesday that having consistent national rules with stiffer fines and demerit points could address the growing number of incidents. Continue reading this post…  

February 28, 2017

No texting while crossing the street: Montreal proposes new law

Global News (MONTREAL, QUEBEC) The City of Montreal argued, at a public consultation on road safety Monday, that texting while crossing the street is dangerous. It is asking the province to make it illegal. Continue reading this post…

Canadian Motorcycle Students Get Lifesaving Helmet Accessory

Canada Safety Council (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) The Canada Safety Council announced today that all participants at their Canada-wide motorcycle rider training programs will get a custom “Made in Ottawa” lifesaving Medical Data Carrier for their helmets. The Medical Data Carrier is a unique, bilingual, medical Information system that provides critical lifesaving data about the wearer as […]