Road Safety Programs

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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.

RESOURCE - Walk, Roll, Map

Walk, Roll, Map LogoWalkRollMap.org is a crowdsourcing tool for mapping micro barriers to accessible walking and rolling. What is a micro barrier? Anything that makes it harder (or maybe even impossible!) to walk or roll safely or comfortably in your community. It might be a missing crosswalk, uneven payment, or unplowed snow. Whatever it is that is getting in your way, or missing (e.g. bench or washroom) we want to know what it is and where! Mappers can also report if they’ve been hit while walking or rolling, had a near miss, or a fall.

RESOURCE - Action2Zero

Action2Zero LogoDoes your community have a road safety plan? If if does, your local government is probably ahead of most. If it doesn't, you should be asking your elected representatives why this is the case. After all, you are more likely to suffer financial loss, injury or death from a traffic related incident than you are from all other criminal actions combined.

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 opened on November 1, 2021.

RESOURCE - Elementary Road Safety

Parachute Canada LogoEvery year in Canada, drivers kill 16 child pedestrians and 5 child cyclists. They also injure 1,300 and 700 respectively. Sadly most of these incidents are preventable and we can do things to make it safer for children to walk or ride a bicycle in our community.

CONTEST - Win a Set of Winter Tires

Road Safety at Work LogoRoad Safety at Work (RSAW) offers a free online training course, Winter Driving Safety for Employers and Supervisors to give them the tools they need to plan, implement and monitor a winter driving safety program in their organization. According to RSAW "the winter months of November, December and January are the most dangerous. Almost one third of all work-related crashes resulting in injury and time-loss claims occur during these months."

READING - Richfield Sweet Streets

Road ConstructionRichfield is a suburb of the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2013 it enacted a complete streets policy that became "Richfield Sweet Streets." It incorporates a hierarchy in which users are prioritized differently in road redesign and reconstruction and relies on extensive community engagement, aiming to improve outcomes for individuals and the community as a whole.

REFERENCE - Employers' Guide to Road Safety Requirements

Road Safety at Work LogoBC's Occupation Health and Safety Regulation imposes duties on employers whose employees drive either their own or a company owned vehicle for work. Road Safety at Work has published an Employers' Guide to Road Safety Requirments to assist employers in fulfilling those duties.

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