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Canadian Road Safety News Digest – June 1-30, 2021

September 24, 2021   |   Categories: Quick Scan

Last Updated on September 24, 2021

Sheriffs enhance RAPID enforcement on highways

June 25, 2021, Alberta Transportation (RURAL ALBERTA)

The second phase of RAPID Response enhances traffic safety and impaired driving enforcement on Alberta highways, freeing up RCMP officers to focus on other criminal matters.

To help reduce police response times in rural Alberta, about 260 Sheriff Highway Patrol officers will have the authority to investigate a wider range of traffic-related occurrences starting July 1 as part of the Rural Alberta Provincial Integrated Defence (RAPID) Response initiative. This includes impaired driving and criminal offences they encounter in the course of their duties.

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Hillsborough Bridge active transportation pathway is open

June 24, 2021, princeedwardisland.ca (CHARLOTTETOWN & STRATFORD, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND)

The new Hillsborough Bridge active transportation pathway is open, providing a key connection between the City of Charlottetown and the Town of Stratford.

The new pathway was designed for human-powered transportation, such as cycling, walking, skateboarding, rollerblading, power assist e-bikes and wheelchairs.  It is part of the Province’s vision for a network of green commuting options, emphasizing active transportation as an alternative to motorized vehicles.

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June 21, 2021, SAAQ (QUEBEC)

The SAAQ is publishing statistics on road accident victims for part of 2021.

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June 17, 2021, Manitoba Infrastructure (SWAN RIVER, MANITOBA)

The Manitoba government has released a new report that reflects the perspective of nearly 350 Manitobans who participated in an online engagement to make safety improvements at the intersection of Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 10 at PTH 83 in the town of Swan River.

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Enhanced Speed Enforcement on Rural Roads: Manitoba Public Insurance

June 08, 2021, Manitoba Public Insurance (MANITOBA)

High speeds have become a serious concern on public roadways. For the first five months of 2021 there has been a 51 per cent increase in speed-related Serious Driving Offences (SDO) forwarded to MPI’s Registrar of Motor Vehicles. Motorists caught travelling more than 50 km over the posted speed limit will be given a roadside SDO.

A total of eight rural police agencies are conducting dedicated enforcement campaigns aimed primarily at speeding motorists, thanks to funding provided by Manitoba Public Insurance. The campaign began this month and will continue into the fall.

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Canadian Events & Conferences in 2021


Parachute’s National Injury Prevention Day

July 5, 2021

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CARSP/PRI 2021 Joint Virtual Conference

August 22-25, 2021

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