Road Safety Programs

Information related to road safety programs.

VIDEO - You're Probably Not Expecting a Child to Run Out On the Road

VideoEven though this is a year old, it is still an interesting video. Here is the description provided with it on YouTube:

Marking the back to school term, Preventable together with BCAA Road Safety and the District of West Vancouver have launched an optical illusion geared to making drivers slow down at high-risk intersections.

VIDEO - Can Steve Survive 40 Bullets?

videoDefinitely a different video, produced for the Global Road Safety Partnership, uses a character called Steve to demonstrate the hidden dangers on our roads. Worldwide, 1.3 million "Steves" die every year in road incidents, which is the number one cause of death for young people today.

Employee Safe Driving Policy

Safety PlanI was listening to the investigation of a driving complaint unfold the other day. A member of the public had complained about the way a business vehicle was being driven and the constable had asked the dispatcher to inquire about the driver with the business. "He's a pretty bad driver" the dispatcher relayed from the business owner, "he should probably get a ticket."

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.

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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