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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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.

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!

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?"

Forestry TruckSafe Takes Responsibility

Forest Safety Council LogoPerhaps one of the more difficult aspects of driving is taking responsibility for your actions when you drive your vehicle or your employer's vehicle. We tend to sit anonymously in the confines of the passenger compartment and not feel obligated to exercise our social manners toward the other unfamiliar drivers around us.

READING - Guidelines for the Development of Road Safety Master Plans

City of TshwaneThe City of Tshwane in South Africa has created a successful road safety plan and has generously shared their documentation of Guidelines for the Development of Road Safety Master Plans. This process could be applied equally well here in British Columbia.

READING - Truck Compliance Advisory Panel Report

MOTI BannerAre you concerned with heavy truck safety on BC highways? The Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement branch of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has produced a report described by the following excerpt:

VIDEO - Don't Hurt the One You Love

VideoThis is a road safety campaign video from the UK, just in time for Valentine's day, aimed at teen drivers. One of the slogans used is 'More girls die as passengers than as drivers.' This is a significant idea for the female half of the equation to consider. They do need to play an active role in keeping the male focused on safe driving when necessary, obviously for their own good.

READING - Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention

BCIRPU LogoThe goal of the British Columbia Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) is to reduce the societal and economic burden of injury among all age groups in British Columbia through research, surveillance, education and knowledge transfer, public information and the support of evidence-based, effective prevention measures.

READING - Road Safety as a Right and Responsibility for All

ETSC logoThe title caught my attention and made me think, can we actually change driving attitude? Everyone expects to receive what they feel is their right to have, but can they be convinced to be responsible for ensuring that others receive the same?

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