Road Safety Programs

Information related to road safety programs.

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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READING - IIHS Status Report, August 2010

IIHS LogoVolume 45, Number 8 of the IIHS Status Report is available for download in PDF format. This issue looks at how hot button issues often drive highway safety policy and may take away from initiatives that have greater potential to save lives. It also examines speed limiters on commercial vehicles from a point of view of fuel consumption as well as safety.

NEWS - BC Tightens Control on Inspection Facilities

BC FlagThe BC Government has announced that the Commercial Vehicle Safety & Enforcement inspectors now have enhanced authority under the Motor Vehicle Act to administer Designated Inspection Facilities and to cancel the authorization of inspectors who fail to follow policy or the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations.

READING - Community Based Road Safety

gTKP LogoCommunity programs are a practical and successful way of promoting road safety in a targeted and sustainable way. Community programs are particularly fruitful in rural and suburban areas where the communities may be stronger and regular enforcement is harder to implement due to limited police resources.

VIDEO - TACVictoria Video Retrospective

VideoAustralia is known for its hard hitting advertising campaigns aimed at reducing death and injury due to motor vehicle collisions. This video is a retrospective on 20 years of road safety campaigns. It features iconic scenes and images from commercials that have helped change they way we drive, all edited to the moving song Everybody Hurts by REM.

READING - A Safer Way Home

Keys and DrinkA Safer Way Home: The Minnesota Safe Ride Guide documents four successful community based programs designed to get drinking drivers home safely. The Guide also contains a detailed set of instructions to help you plan and set up a similar program in your own community. The examples were taken from smaller towns where there was a lack of options for public transportation.

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RESOURCE - Road Safety for Work

GeoLibrary LogoThe Specialty: Road Safety at Work contains information from around the world aimed at preventing highway traffic injuries and deaths among those who drive as a part of earning their living.

VIDEO - Everybody Hurts

video iconSome of the best anti-impaired driving videos come out of Australia. This example runs for 5 minutes and 22 seconds and it explains very well why police target impaired drivers. As they say, if you drink and drive, you're a bloody idiot!

NEWS - Targeting Bad Driving Pays Off in Lives Saved

BC FlagVICTORIA – Sixty fewer lives were lost and 4,196 fewer injuries resulted from motor vehicle crashes in 2008 compared to 2007, due to a concerted effort by a 110-member integrated traffic safety unit that works alongside local traffic police to make British Columbia roads safer.

READING - Preventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees

ETSC LogoThe European Transport Safety Council has released the first of it's thematic reports in the PRAISE series asking the question "How can in-vehicle safety equipment improve road safety at work?"

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