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November 20, 2020

The other side of the pandemic: fewer traffic deaths

October 30, 2020, Ottawa Citizen (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) Traffic deaths across Canada plummeted by 34 per cent as the country went into lockdown at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, newly released international data reveals. Traffic-related injuries also decreased. The decrease reflected fewer vehicles on roads as schools and businesses shut down and many people began […]

November 13, 2020

Ontario Ministry of Transportation – E-Toolkit: Be Winter Ready!

e-Toolkit – Winter_Final EN From the Ministry of Transportation’s Public Outreach and Education Office E-Toolkit: Be winter ready. The Public Outreach and Education Office has developed the attached electronic toolkit containing data, key messaging, and links to social media and digital content to promote safe travel on Ontario’s roads and trails this winter. What You […]

September 28, 2020

Distracted Driving & Workplace Safety Policies: A Business Case for Employers

September 28, 2020, TIRF (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) released a new report, Distracted Driving & Workplace Safety Policies: A Business Case for Employers, from its Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving. It was developed in consultation with The Co-operators, Drop It And Drive®, the trucking industry, and workplace health and safety representatives. […]

September 22, 2020

Winnipeggers asked to weigh in on city’s road safety action plan

September 22, 2020, Global News (WINNIPEG, MANITOBA) The city is working on a plan that will drive decisions around road safety over the next few years and is now looking for feedback from Winnipeggers to help create the roadmap. Continue reading this post…

September 20, 2020

Street-racing group stages ‘mega meet’ in Hamilton amid COVID-19 restrictions

September 20, 2020, Y108.ca (HAMILTON, ONTARIO) A group of street racers from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) took over a parking lot in Ancaster for what police are calling a “mega meet,” with hundreds of people in attendance on Saturday night. The event happened just hours after the Ford government announced that it would be […]

April 21, 2020

Alliance Live Session: COVID-19, Safer Roads, and Urban Planning – Session Recording Available!

March 27, 2020

Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Newsletter – With Video on 3rd Global Ministerial Event held one month ago in Sweden

Did you Know? That CARSP is a member of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety!  Here is their latest newsletter   GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF NGOs FOR ROAD SAFETY  Newsletter | 27 March 2020   Dear Friends, COVID-19 has quickly become the main priority for most of our governments. As road safety and mobility NGOs […]

March 6, 2020

Rethinking Right Turn on Red (RTOR)

Novae Res Urbis Toronto, March 6, 2020, Vol. 24, No. 10 City of Toronto Ward 11 (University-Rosedale) Councillor Mike Layton is calling on city staff to investigate how prohibiting right-turns-on-red (RTOR) might help Toronto meet its Vision Zero goal of making streets safer for vulnerable road users. Layton is expected to introduce the motion at […]

February 26, 2020

Making a Vision Zero Commitment in Canada: A Parachute White Paper

This White Paper reviews road safety frameworks in Canada, the evolution of Vision Zero internationally and provides resources for practical implementation of Vision Zero in Canada. The paper includes two tools, “Indicators of a Vision Zero Community” and the three-part guide to “Becoming a Vision Zero Community”. It was created specifically for those who would […]

February 25, 2020

CARSP Board Director Election – Call for Nominations – Deadline March 30th!

Nominations Sought for CARSP Board Directors The Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) is seeking directors for its Board. It is important to seek new directors to the Board on a regular basis to ensure fresh ideas are being considered in the management of CARSP Number of Board Directors Sought The CARSP Board can […]

January 31, 2020

Drug-impaired driving increases slightly, overall impact of cannabis ‘lower than expected’: City report

Edmonton Journal (EDMONTON, ONTARIO) Edmonton police have seen a slight increase in drug-impaired driving since cannabis was legalized but its overall impact has been lower than expected, says a report going to the community and public services committee. The report looking at the impact and costs of cannabis legalization and said Edmonton police arrested 134 […]

January 30, 2020

Tougher distracted driving fines take effect Feb. 1

SGI (REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN) February’s Traffic Safety Spotlight is focused on distracted driving – just as fines are set to increase Feb. 1, 2020. “Distracted driving is a serious safety concern in our province, and on roads all over the country,” said the Honourable Joe Hargave, Minister Responsible for SGI. “We hope by introducing tougher penalties […]

December 4, 2019

CARSP in the News! Who is Responsible for Road Safety?

One of CARSP’s Board Members, Raheem Dilgir (of Transafe) had the opportunity to represent CARSP on a CBC Radio Morning Talk Show.  Listen to the recording here.  Click “Play Segment”.

November 28, 2019

Rising marijuana use by drivers and growing prevalence among drivers in fatal crashes warrants concern

TIRF (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) announces the release of two new fact sheets on marijuana use by drivers in Canada. National trends in the use of marijuana among Canadian drivers are summarized in TIRF’s Road Safety Monitor 2019: Trends in Marijuana use among Canadian Drivers. The RSM is an annual public opinion […]

November 22, 2019

Drive drunk twice in Quebec, get ignition breathalyzer for life

CBC News (MONTREAL, QUEBEC) Starting Monday, Quebec motorists convicted of drunk driving twice in 10 years will have to blow into a breathalyzer every time they start a car — for the rest of their lives. Their licence will be branded so any intercepting police officer will know to inspect the driver’s ignition for an […]

November 21, 2019

What municipalities and road safety stakeholders need to know about snow clearing around road-rail level crossings: Highlights from a recent Transportation Safety Board (TSB) investigation (2018)

By Christina Rudin-Brown, Ph.D, CCPE Dr. Christina (Missy) Rudin-Brown has been a Senior Human Factors Investigator since joining the TSB in 2012 and is currently Manager of the TSB’s Human Factors and Macro Analysis Division. Full Article in the Fall 2019 Edition of the Safety Network Newsletter Abstract On the morning of 9 January 2018, […]

September 18, 2019

CARSP in the News!

Shabnem Afzal, CARSP’s Vice President, was a guest on BC Today (out of Vancouver), during their noon hour talk show on September 17, 2019.  The topic was a recent string of traffic collisions in B.C., most notably the bus collision that killed two University of Victoria students near Victoria on September 13, 2019.  Listen to […]

September 4, 2019

New Event Posted! Free Networking Event for Young Professionals in Road Safety

Free Networking Event for Young Professionals in Road Safety

August 30, 2019

Feds put up $5.4M to combat drug-impaired driving

CTV News (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) The Government of Canada announced funding to combat drug-impaired driving on Friday. Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale announced that $5.4 million over five years will be used to increase capacity among officers in standardized field sobriety testing and drug recognition expert evaluation (DRE). Continue reading this post…

August 22, 2019

How Justice Canada’s ‘inaccurate and misleading’ impaired driving tweet sparked blame, confusion

Global News (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) The Department of Justice put its social media plans to promote a new impaired driving law on hold earlier this summer after it received sharp criticism online over a now-deleted tweet that one senior departmental official described internally as “inaccurate and misleading.” Continue reading this post…