Road Safety Programs

Information related to road safety programs.

NEWS - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2018

world day of remembrance for road traffic victimsFrom the World Health Organization web site: Initiated in 1993 by RoadPeace (UK national charity for road crash victims), the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, was endorsed by the UN in October 2005 as a global day to be observed across the world on the third Sunday in November each year.

NEWS - Red Light Cameras Now Operating 24/7

24/7 cameraThe Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General has announced that effective at the end of July, 2018 all 140 intersection safety cameras in our province will be operational at all times. The Intersection Camera Safety Program has also increased its staff to review incidents and process additional tickets in a timely manner.

EVENT - Road Safety at Work Week, March 5 to 9, 2018

Road Safety at Work logoThis week is Road Safety At Work Week, a time to make road safety a priority in your organization. If you haven’t yet registered, do so now and then choose an activity to improve the safety of your employees who drive for work.

VIDEO - Systematic Safety: The Principles Behind Vision Zero

video iconThis video is an explanation of the Dutch Sustainable Safety policy by Peter Furth

REFERENCE - Road Safety Countermeasures That Work

Countermeasures That Work cover imageAt 437 pages, this is not a short reference document. Produced by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration, the publication is meant to be a basic reference for State Highway Safety Offices to help them select effective, evidence-based countermeasures for traffic safety problem areas:

RESOURCE - Save LIVES: a Road Safety Technical Package

According to the introduction, this package details key evidence-based measures identified by many of the world’s leading road safety experts and their agencies as those most likely to impact road traffic deaths and injuries in the short and long term. They relate to: speed management, infrastructure design, vehicle safety, laws and their enforcement, emergency post-crash care and leadership on road safety.

RESOURCE - Developing a School Traffic Safety Program

School Crossing GuardYes, it's time to consider going back to school again this year. Will it be safe for our children to go to and from school each day?

Somewhere in British Columbia an unsafe situation will be identified and someone will try to do something about it. Understanding what traffic engineers will consider may significantly increase the chances of successfully implementing a change.

A Comedy of Errors

ICBC LogoThis week ICBC rolled out a new road safety campaign called Drive Smart. It's aimed at increasing driver knowledge, promoting staying focused while driving and looking out for the safety of other road users. There is also a special social media hashtag: #KnowYourPartBC.

VIDEO - It Can Wait

video iconThe following video is part of the Western Cape Government's Safely Home initiative. The It Can Wait campaign hopes to discourage drivers from using their cell phones while operating their vehicles. For those of us who think that we can safely multi-task while driving the site has this to say:

New Driver Licence Restrictions

New Driver SignsB.C.'s Graduated Licensing Program (GLP) was implemented to develop driving skills in a safe, step by step manner. Today, they are a widely accepted, effective safety measure. The systems that have been evaluated have been found to be very effective in reducing crashes and injuries, and public acceptance is high.

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