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April 17, 2019

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – March 1-31, 2019

Province announces mandatory entry-level training for commercial truck drivers March 26, 2019, Government of Manitoba (WINNIPEG, MANITOBA) As part of the Manitoba government’s commitment to public safety, mandatory entry-level training for commercial truck drivers will be implemented Sept. 1, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today.  Requirements will include 121.5 hours of training, which is consistent […]

March 6, 2019

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – February 1-28, 2019

87 people lost a vehicle for a week because of cellphone tickets last year February 28, 2019, 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, […]

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – January 1-31, 2019

These U of T experts in AI want to teach you how to program a self-driving car January 30, 2019, University of Toronto (TORONTO, ONTARIO) Two experts in autonomous vehicles from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering have partnered with Coursera to offer a four-course specialization in self-driving cars. “The interest […]

January 11, 2019

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – December 1-31, 2018

Stiff new penalties for distracted, impaired driving in Ontario begin on Jan. 1 December 29, 2018, Global News (TORONTO, ONTARIO) After years of calls from advocates to crack down on distracted and impaired driving, stiff penalties passed by the Ontario government will come into force on Tuesday. “Some people are going to be startled to find that it’s […]

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – November 1-30, 2018

Pass a bus, lose your license November 30, 2018, Government of PEI (CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI) In order to better protect Island students, drivers who illegally pass a school bus will lose their licence. As of December 8, 2018, failing to stop for a school bus when the red flashing lights are activated will lead to 12 […]

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – October 1-31, 2018

Province Reminds Manitobans New Penalties for Distracted Driving in Effect November 1 October 31, 2018, Government of Manitoba (WINNIPEG, MANITOBA) Manitobans are reminded that stricter penalties for distracted driving come into force tomorrow, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler and Crown Services Colleen Mayer said today. “The growing threat of distracted driving has led our government to […]

October 5, 2018

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – September 1-30, 2018

Cannabis IQ: Police chiefs doubt roadside testing device, new rules in Ontario and more September 29, 2018, Global News (TORONTO, ONTARIO) The federal government approved a cannabis testing device for drivers, the Drager DrugTest 5000, in August. But the country’s police forces are unconvinced. Earlier this month, Ottawa’s police chief said his force wouldn’t be buying the gadgets, saying […]

September 20, 2018

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – August 1-31, 2018

Tougher Penalties for Dangerous Driving Start Sept. 1 August 31, 2018, Government of Ontario (TORONTO, ONTARIO) Ontario’s Government for the People is taking steps to ensure Ontario’s roads are safe for everyone. Starting September 1, there will be tougher penalties for careless driving and endangering pedestrians. Drivers convicted of careless driving causing bodily harm or death […]

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – July 1-31, 2018

Are there fewer deaths caused by distracted driving these days? Not yet, it seems July 30, 2018, Globe and Mail (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) Despite education campaigns and tougher penalties, distracted driving still counts for nearly one in four fatal crashes on Canadian roads. “It doesn’t seem to be going down,” said Robyn Robertson, president and CEO […]

July 19, 2018

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – June 1-30, 2018

How police are preparing to catch drivers under the influence of cannabis June 30, 2018, 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 […]

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – May 1-31, 2018

Transport Canada supports projects to prepare Canada for connected and automated vehicles May 29, 2018, Transport Canada (SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN) 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 […]

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – April 1-30, 2018

Few details of how police will monitor high drivers once pot is legalized April 27, 2018, News 1130 (VICTORIA, B.C.) Now that BC has a plan for regulating the distribution and sale of pot, questions remain about how to keep users from getting behind the wheel high. It’s something the province’s public safety minister is […]

April 9, 2018

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – March 1-31, 2018

How much cannabis could you smoke and stay under the proposed legal limit for driving? The answer may be zero March 28, 2018, National Post (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) Last month, at a city council meeting in Kelowna, B.C., the ranking RCMP officer was giving his quarterly update on policing when a councillor posed a question about […]

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – February 1-28, 2018

Toronto pedestrian deaths mark a ‘crisis’ in this city, says Jennifer Keesmaat February 23, 2018, CBC News (TORONTO, ONTARIO) Toronto’s former chief planner is warning that this city faces a crisis when it comes to the number of pedestrians killed on its streets. Jennifer Keesmaat urged city hall to make protecting those on foot its top […]

February 9, 2018

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – January 1-31, 2018

Manitoba Will Allow for Testing and Use of Autonomous Vehicles on Provincial Roads January 30, 2018, 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 26, 2018

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – December 1-31, 2017

Drunk driving to be largely decriminalized in Alberta in 2018 December 29, 2017, 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 […]

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – November 1-30, 2017

Surrey creating road safety plan after ‘concerning’ stats from ICBC November 29, 2017, Cloverdale Reporter (SURREY, BC) “We feel a shift in focus is necessary given the concerning trends in ICBC data,” said Rosemary Silva, Surrey’s Engineering Communications Manager. From 2010 to 2015, total collisions per 100,000 population went up 13 per cent in Surrey, […]

November 3, 2017

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – October 1-31, 2017

Major New Transit Hub in Toronto Takes Next Step Forward October 31, 2017, Government of Ontario (TORONTO, ONTARIO) Ontario is making it easier for commuters and families to get around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) by redeveloping Kipling Station into a major new transit hub that connects subway, regional rail, and inter-regional bus […]

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – September 1-30, 2017

Province aims for zero fatalities September 30, 2017, Winnipeg Sun (WINNIPEG, MANITOBA) The province announced a new three-year initiative from the Provincial Road Safety Committee that it hopes will make Manitoba’s roads the safest in Canada. “The Road to Zero: Manitoba Road Safety Plan” looks ahead to 2020 with a first-of-its-kind blueprint that takes human […]

September 14, 2017

Canadian Road Safety News Digest – August 1-31, 2017

The 2016 Motorcyclists Campaign Receives an Award August 31, 2017, SAAQ (MONTREAL, QUEBEC) The motorcycle safety campaign entitled Ride Safely, which was launched in the spring of 2016, has received a PACE Award in the prestigious 2017 PACE Overall Campaign – Budget over $50kThis link will open in a new window category. This award recognizes road safety […]