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May 25, 2022

YPC partners with the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety

By Jacob Smith and Robert Colonna. Jacob Smith is the Regional North Americas Leader of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety, a driven car crash survivor, speaker, and activist. He has his consultancy in road safety and mobility justice, delivering high-impact community organizing for transforming mobility access in BIPOC communities. Since 2014, he has […]

The Role of Human Factors in Road Safety Audits

Robert Dewar, Western Ergonomics Inc. Introduction The road safety audit has come into use as a means of improving road safety. It involves a formal safety performance examination of either an existing or future road by an audit team. This team is usually small (2-5) with experts in road safety, road design, and traffic operations. […]

February 23, 2021

CARSP’s Editorial Board – New Members Wanted!

No doubt you have realized that this newsletter doesn’t follow the recent pattern of issues of The Safety Network Journal. In fact, long-time members may be experiencing a feeling of déjà vu. This results from the layout of our retro-cover actually hailing from April, 2007. This date marks the last occasion on which I acted […]

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 25, 2018

Research Papers at the 2018 CARSP Conference

By Alan German and Javier Zamora-Rojas Alan is a Research Scientist with Road Safety Research in Ottawa, Ontario. Javier is a Research Transportation Engineer at the Laboratorio Nacional de Materiales y Modelos Estructurales, University of Costa Rica in San José. Both Alan and Javier are current members of CARSP’s Editorial Board. This year’s CARSP Conference, held in […]

April 5, 2018

A New Traffic Safety Paradigm

By Todd Litman (Mr. Litman is the Keynote Speaker On June 11th of CARSP Conference 2018!) Todd Litman is founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems. His work helps expand the range of impacts and options considered in transportation decision-making, improve evaluation methods, […]

February 18, 2015

Road Safety Promotion Across Canada

The promotion of road safety in Canada takes place at many levels. Some national programmes, typically in support of federal legislation, are undertaken by one or more government departments (e.g. justice, health and transport). Likewise, the departments of transportation of the provinces and territories, and the public insurance corporations in a number of provinces, conduct […]