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May 5, 2022

New MTO Resource: Wildlife vehicle collisions mini e-toolkit

Watch For Wildlife When You’re Behind The Wheel. Peak times for wildlife collisions are in the spring when animals seek road salt in ditches and try to escape biting insects and during the fall mating and migration seasons. POEO has developed a mini e-toolkit to educate drivers on wildlife collisions in Ontario and how to […]

May 4, 2022

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month!

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month, and RoadSafetyBC is pleased to be leading an awareness campaign about this important road safety initiative. This RoadSafetyBC campaign aims to spread awareness about what all road users can do to keep motorcyclists safe. Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable than drivers of enclosed vehicles, and they account for an […]

May 3, 2022

New MTO Resource: Micromobility video series

The popularity of micromobility devices in recent years is giving rise to the fastest-growing mode of transport in cities across the province of Ontario. From POEO’s perspective, the greater variance in the types of vehicles and devices on our roads should not come with greater risks. Instead, it must start with a greater emphasis on […]

April 13, 2022

Webinar recording available – Taking Action: The Global Plan for the New Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030

This free webinar provides an overview of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety, 2021-2030, shares the regional call to action for Canada and discusses next steps. We also share information about the upcoming #CommitToAct 2022 campaign, running from May 16 to 20, and discuss the role NGOs, local government and […]

April 6, 2022

Street Sense, ICBC’s interactive app for new drivers, launches today

BC announce the launch of a new app to help new and inexperienced drivers improve their hazard perception skills. Street Sense is an interactive learning experience that aims to enhance situational awareness by presenting hazards in driving scenarios in a safe, repeatable and consistent way. The app features conditions and situations specific to B.C. and is […]

March 24, 2022

Today the Current on CBC presented road safety as a topic of discussion.

Today the Current on CBC presented road safety as a topic of discussion. What will it take to bring down road fatalities and make Canada’s roads safer for all? They spoke with Jessica Spieker, who was hit by an SUV in 2015 and is now a spokesperson for Friends and Families for Safe Streets; and […]

March 17, 2022

BuckleUpBC Campaign (social media package) – March 21st-April 1st, 2022

This RoadSafetyBC campaign aims to spread awareness about the safety benefits of properly wearing a seatbelt, along with key information about proper carseat and booster seat use. The campaign will run from March 21, 2022 through April 1, 2022. It will support and will be run alongside similar occupant restraint campaigns which follow the Provincial […]

Roundtable Invitation – University of Calgary – Canadian Northern Corridor Research Program – April 5, 2022

The University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy is hosting a series of roundtables throughout 2022 on the Canadian Northern Corridor Concept (CNC). The roundtables are facilitated by Cascade Projects. The roundtable event, to be held via Zoom on April 5 2022, will discuss the feasibility, desirability, and acceptability of a connected series of infrastructure […]

March 16, 2022

Change for Good Roads report published

As mentioned in Parachute’s last Open Your Parachute newsletter, over fall 2021, Parachute drew together diverse sectors to envision how to work together to drive change to our roads and road use. This collaboration has resulted in a report and call to action, Change for Good Roads: An intersectoral approach to urban road safety, supported by Desjardins and Transport Canada and […]

Parachute presents: Author Jessie Singer

Jessie Singer’s best friend died 15 years ago when he was 22, cycling in New York, and a driver hit and killed him. Singer, a journalist, also became a road safety advocate. Her quest to find out why society often doesn’t take effective action to prevent injury deaths has resulted in this landmark book, published in […]

Save the date! Safe Kids Week May 30 to June 5

This year, Parachute’s Safe Kids Week will focus on the safety and health benefits of encouraging school-age children to engage in active transportation: that is, to walk, cycle or wheel to school or other nearby destinations, rather than be driven.  While many parents believe their children are safer protected within the metal encasing of a […]

March 4, 2022

March’s traffic safety focus in Alberta is Occupant Restraints

Alberta Transportation’s safety focus for the month of March is Occupant Restraints. Whether you’re a driver or a passenger, buckling up is one of the simplest things you can do to protect yourself in a collision. Seatbelts help secure you in your vehicle in case a collision occurs. Using a seatbelt reduces the chance you will […]

February 28, 2022

Road Safety Calendar, 2022

Take a look at 2022 Road Safety Calendar published by Public Outreach and Education Office of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

February 3, 2022

Parachute Canada Launches #ShareSafeRoads Campaign!

#ShareSafeRoads In 2022, Parachute has launched a national awareness campaign based on Vision Zero principles that calls on Canadians to #ShareSafeRoads: we need to accommodate all road users and build safe road systems for them to use. Learn more here…

December 17, 2021

New Job Posting Added! Tenure Track Job Positions – University of Alberta

September 14, 2021

Connected and Automated Vehicle guidance and tools to support safety and cyber security

Dear CARSP Members and fellow road safety professionals, We are pleased to inform you that Transport Canada (TC) has published three non-regulatory guidance documents to support the safety and cyber resilience of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs): Transport Canada’s Vehicle Cyber Security Strategy (Cyber Strategy) sets out overarching goals and priorities that will collectively guide TC’s […]

September 7, 2021

Save the Date: National Teen Driver Safety Week – October 17-23, 2021!

Parachute will be holding their ninth annual National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) from October 17 to 23, 2021. NTDSW builds awareness of teen driver safety issues and encourages community and youth involvement as part of the solution. Keeping the momentum going from  Parachute ‘s 2020 campaign, the primary focus will again be on the critical issue of speeding among teens, with additional messaging around drug-impaired, drunk, distracted […]

April 12, 2021

Minister of Transport announces funding for new projects to improve the safety for road users

OTTAWA , ON, March 26, 2021 /CNW/ – Road safety programs protect Canadians by finding ways to improve the safety for all road users, while also reducing the risk of collisions. That’s why Transport Canada is funding new, national tools that address ongoing road safety challenges. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced a new call […]

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 […]

April 21, 2020

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