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Canadian Road Safety News Digest – May 1-31, 2021

September 24, 2021   |   Categories: Quick Scan

Last Updated on September 24, 2021

Nearly all Canadians want safer roads, but fewer are willing to embrace proven measures to make that happen

May 27, 2021, parachute.ca (TORONTO, ONTARIO)

Nearly all Canadians agree that everyone must do their part to make the roads safe and 78 per cent agree that injuries from road crashes are preventable, according to a new Ipsos survey. However, fewer agree that there should be measures such as more traffic calming in their community and lower speed limits, suggesting there may be a gap between attitudes and action.

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Make A Sober Ride Home Part Of Your Holiday Long Weekend Plan

May 20, 2021, madd.ca (OAKVILLE, ONTARIO)

Nearly all Canadians agree that everyone must do their part to make the roads safe and 78 per cent agree that injuries from road crashes are preventable, according to a new Ipsos survey. However, fewer agree that there should be measures such as more traffic calming in their community and lower speed limits, suggesting there may be a gap between attitudes and action.

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Fewer fatal crashes this year compared to other years: Manitoba Public Insurance

May 20, 2021, Manitoba Public Insurance (MANITOBA)

Over the first four months of this year, there have been 10 fatal crashes on Manitoba public roadways, significantly lower than the 10-year average (2011-2020) of 17 for the same time period, according to Manitoba Public Insurance.

“While one death is too many, this decrease suggests we are making progress in raising the importance of road safety and identifying those high-risk driving behaviours which drivers must eliminate,” said Satvir Jatana, vice-president, Employee and Community Engagement, Manitoba Public Insurance.

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Measures to enhance road safety on sections of Route 11

May 19, 2021, Government of New Brunswick (REXTON, NEW BRUNSWICK)

This construction season, the provincial government will be installing shoulder and centreline rumble strips on two sections of Route 11 between Miramichi and Bouctouche to enhance traveller safety.

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Abegweit First Nation to benefit from active transportation and social infrastructure investments

May 10, 2021, princeedwardisland.ca (PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND)

The health and safety of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island. Communities across Canada are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and need immediate assistance to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable.

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Majority of Motorcycle Fatalities Taking Place on Rural Roadways

May 07, 2021, Manitoba Public Insurance (MANITOBA)

Fatal motorcycle crashes are on the rise on Manitoba’s rural public roadways. Last year, 71 per cent of all fatal motorcycle collisions took place on rural public roadways, compared to 29 per cent on urban public roadways. This is a 13 per cent increase from the 5-year average of 58 per cent.

Over the last two years, 15 motorcyclists have been killed on public roadways and nearly 300 injured.

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