Road Safety Programs

Information related to road safety programs.

VIDEO - Drowsy Driving, You Can't Fight Sleep

video iconBetter than singing, turning up the radio, driving with the window down or stopping periodically for exercise, if you are too tired to drive, sleep is the only remedy. A 15 minute nap possibly coupled with consumption of some strong coffee might get you to a point where you can continue for another hour or two. There is no better position to be in than that of being well rested before driving.

RESOURCE - BCAA School Safety Patrol Program

School Crossing GuardThe School Safety Patrol Program is a public service provided free of charge to elementary schools by the BCAA. Part of the CAA's School Safety Patrol Program it is recognized as an outstanding initiative for reducing injuries and deaths among 5-12 year olds.

VIDEO - Reconstruction

video iconReconstruction is part of Australia's Wipe Off 5 anti-speeding campaign. It demonstrates how slowing down by 5 km/h can drastically reduce the consequences of a collision. In contrast, one might think about many driver's tendencies to say that 10 over isn't a problem because the police don't write speeding tickets for that little over the limit. The ticket might be the least of your problems if your speed is the cause of a collision.

VIDEO - On The Road With The McIntyre Family

video iconThis TyreSafe video from the UK is equally valid here in British Columbia. Well, except for the 20p coin tread depth test of course! It urges you to consider the condition of your tires monthly, or at least prior to every long trip. In addition to what to check, it adds information on how tires can affect your ability to operate your vehicle safely.

PROGRAMS - Youth and Road Safety Action Kit

YOURS Logo"Globally road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for young people, like myself. We have the right, responsibility, and capability to change this situation. This Youth and Road Safety Action Kit is an essential addition to our road safety toolbox.” Sheila Atieno, 25 years, Kenya.

VISION ZERO INITIATIVE - A Different Approach from Sweden

Vision Zero Initiative Logo"Any loss of life in traffic is unacceptable." This is the philosophy of traffic safety in Sweden. The Vision Zero Initiative sets an ultimate target of no deaths or serious injuries on Sweden’s roads, and is not merely content to reduce accidents to an economically manageable level. The focus is on the system, not only the driver and has been incorporated into national law.

VIDEO - Bloody Idiots Christmas 2011

video iconAnother great video from Austalia's TAC Victoria that is part of their anti-impaired driving campaign for Christmas 2011. Well known for not pulling any punches, these videos graphically illustrate the perils of impaired driving.

Why Don't You Promote Being a Designated Driver?

Operation Red NoseWhy doesn't this site do more to promote the use of a designated driver? This single sentence was all that was sent to me in an e-mail from a visitor to my DriveSmartBC web site. With the Christmas season upon us, it's probably a great time to revisit the subject.

VIDEO - The Five Pillars of Road Safety

Video SymbolA short video introducing the five pillars of the Global Plan for Road Safety. These pillars are Road Safety Management, Safer Roads and Mobility, Safer Vehicles, Safer Road Users and Post Crash Response.

RESOURCE - Safety Matters on Resource Roads in BC

Logging TruckResource roads in BC include logging, mining and oil field access roads are traveled by heavy commercial vehicles that can be almost as wide as the roads themselves. If sight lines are limited and you do not have a radio, it can be very dangerous to travel these roads for recreational purposes.

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