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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)

See the posting…  

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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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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