Road Safety Programs

Information related to road safety programs.

VIDEO - Only the Bad Guys

videoOne text or call could wreck it all! A humourous look at driving home the message about the perils of distracted driving by the folks at NHTSA and Pixar.

RESOURCE - FleetSafe, Develop a Fleet Safety Plan

FleetSafe LogoFor many people the most dangerous thing that they do at work is drive a company vehicle on a public highway. Whether you operate a fleet of only a few or many vehicles having a fleet safety plan will potentially save you time, money and the possibility of being held criminally liable for the actions of your drivers.

READING - Make Roads Safe Report

Decade of Action for Road Safety LogoWorldwide, about 1.3 million people die each year because of road crashes. B.C.'s average of about 350 seems small by comparison and we probably think that we are one of the better examples of traffic safety. Well, think again. Between 1992 and 2005 North America and the Commonwealth of Independent States (the former Soviet Union) showed an increase in the fatality rate.

PROGRAM - Driving for Better Business

Driving for Better BusinessDriving for Better Business is a national campaign sponsored by the Secretary of State for Transport.

PROGRAMS - ReThink Road Safety

ReThink Road Safety logoThe Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) has announced the successor program to Canada's Road Safety Strategy 2015 encourages us all to Rethink Road Safety and make Canada's roads the safest in the world.

PROGRAMS - 20's Plenty for Us

20's Plenty LogoThis web site supports a campaign for 20 mph speed limits in residential areas of Britain. The idea behind the movement is to bring pedestrians and cyclists back onto the streets, reduce injury if a collision occurs and showing that the reduction in speed costs motorists very little time.

The Responsible Driver Program

No AlcoholBC's Responsible Driver Program is required for drivers who have received an Immediate Roadside Prohibition for blowing a fail, having been convicted of an alcohol related driving offence or who have multiple alcohol related driving events on their driving record. The program may also be required because the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles has evidence that the driver has an alcohol abuse or misuse problem.

READING - "How To" Road Safety Manuals

WHO LogoThe United Nations Road Safety Collaboration is in the process of creating a series of manuals on road safety to guide governments in the implementation of safety programs. There are currently six manuals available, Data systems, Seat-belts, Helmets, Drinking and Driving, Speed and Road Safety Management.

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NEWS - BC Tightens Control on Inspection Facilities

BC FlagThe BC Government has announced that the Commercial Vehicle Safety & Enforcement inspectors now have enhanced authority under the Motor Vehicle Act to administer Designated Inspection Facilities and to cancel the authorization of inspectors who fail to follow policy or the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations.

VIDEO - TACVictoria Video Retrospective

VideoAustralia is known for its hard hitting advertising campaigns aimed at reducing death and injury due to motor vehicle collisions. This video is a retrospective on 20 years of road safety campaigns. It features iconic scenes and images from commercials that have helped change they way we drive, all edited to the moving song Everybody Hurts by REM.

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