Road Safety Programs

Information related to road safety programs.

WEBINAR - Driving Toward a Stronger Road Safety Culture

Road Safety at Work LogoRoad Safety at Work is offering a free one hour long webinar titled "Driving Toward a Stronger Road Safety Culture." Having a strong road safety culture is vital to the success of an organization’s road safety program. It’s more than just the sum of their procedures, training, supervision, and communications – it’s the foundation that determines how all those measures translate into preventing motor vehicle crashes.

VISION ZERO - Driving as a Risk Factor

Vision Zero CanadaTodd Litman of the Victoria Transportation Policy Institute (VTPI) says that Vision Zero will require a change in the way driving risks are measured and future safety strategies are evaluated.

GRANT - Vision Zero in Road Safety

BCIRPU LogoAre you part of a school district, parent advisory council (PAC), a road safety advocacy group or other non-government organization (NGO) in need of funding for road safety improvements that will result in a reduction in road user injuries or the severity of those injuries? The opportunity to apply for a Vision Zero in Road Safety grant ends on January 16, 2023.

WEBINAR - Clearing the Way for Safer Winter Driving

Road Safety at Work LogoRoad Safety at Work is offering a free webinar on clearing the way for safer winter driving. The webinar will explain how winter road maintenance is conducted in B.C. and how supervisors and employees can do to assist in that process. Participants will also learn strategies to avoid the most dangerous winter road conditions.

PROJECT - BC Safe Routes Now

BC Cycling Coalition LogoThe BC Cycling Coalition is asking you to speak up for safe cycling and active transportation. The group would like you to help to realize the transportation future of BC—a complete transportation network suitable for people of all ages, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds.

EVENT - Conducting Road Safety Risk Assessments

Road Safety at Work LogoRoad Safety at Work is hosting a free course on how to conduct a road safety risk assessment for your business. Their RiskCheck tool helps you produce an action plan to reduce driving-related risks.

RESOURCE - Walk Audit Tool Kit

Pedestrian CrossingWhile the Walk Audit Tool Kit is a publication of the AARP, it's not just for seniors. It teaches how to assess and report on the safety and walkability of a street, intersection or neighbourhood, hoping to inspire any needed changes. Anyone who walks can use information from the kit to do an audit.

NEWS - Cone Zone Campaign

The Cone ZoneThe 12th annual Cone Zone campaign in BC was launched yesterday with a call for drivers, employers, and workers to do their part to prevent injuries and deaths of roadside workers. It's a reminder for drivers to slow down when approaching a Cone Zone – an area set up by roadside workers to protect themselves and drivers from injury and death.

NEWS - May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

MotorcycleSorry Mate, I Didn't See You! This is probably the biggest concern among motorcycle riders everywhere and with good reason. Last year in B.C., 1,600 motorcyclists were injured in 2,600 crashes. In addition, on average, 34 riders die in crashes each year on our roads. This is what a snapshot looks like today.

RESEARCH - Social Norming Used to Improve Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian CrossingThe City of St. Paul, Minnesota has created an innovative program to increase driver compliance with the requirement to yield to pedestrians at unsignalized marked crosswalks in the city. Prior to this initiative, The study initially observed 32% of drivers yielding and frequent multiple threat passing incidents.

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