Road Safety Programs

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VISION ZERO - Getting Cars Off the Road

Vision Zero CanadaHere's an interesting idea. Getting cars off the roads should also be part of Vision Zero. Perhaps even being included as a 6th pillar of the strategy. This article in StreetsBlogUSA made that suggestion.

CVSE - Updated Carrier Safety Guide

BC LogoCommercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) has announced the availability of an updated version of the Carrier Safety Guide.

CONTEST - Win a Set of Winter Tires

Road Safety at Work LogoRoad Safety at Work is offering a draw entry for a set of winter tires courtesy of Kal Tire that has an estimated value up to $1,000. To enter, simply complete their winter driving safety online course and exit survey by December 15, 2020. The course will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to plan, implement and monitor a winter driving safety program as part of your organization’s overall road safety program.

VISION ZERO - Surrey 2019 Year in Review

Vision Zero CanadaThe City of Surrey has released a year in review report for 2019 detailing it's accomplishments in meeting Vision Zero commitments. The City’s goal is an achievable and measurable shorter-term target: to reverse the trend of rising injuries and deaths on Surrey’s roads and achieve a minimum 15% reduction in injury collisions over the next five years (2019-2023).

ROAD SAFETY AT WORK - Supervising Employees Who Drive for Work

Road Safety at Work LogoRoad Safety at Work is hosting a free course aimed at helping supervisors who are responsible for employees that drive as part of their job be more effective. The two lesson on line course is free and will take between 40 and 60 minutes to complete.

READING - Best Practice for Urban Road Safety

International Transport Forum logoHere's a relatively short document from the International Transport Forum outlining seven case studies in four areas:

CONTEST - Canada's Safest Driver

canada's safest driverAre you really a better than average driver? Well, here's your chance to prove it and win prizes at the same time. Parachute, in co-operation with Desjardins, is conducting the Canada's Safest Driver contest between October 1 and November 26, 2020.

ELECTION 2020 - Road Safety Issues

BC LogoBC residents will be electing a new provincial government on October 24, 2020. Prior to the past two elections I e-mailed the four principal parties and asked if they had any road safety planks in their election platforms. I was added to mailing lists and sent boilerplate responses, but never received a considered answer. Perhaps this will be different in 2020, but I'm not holding my breath.

VIDEO - The Smith System of No Accident Driving

VideoWhile this video is a genuine antique, it is still valid today. In fact, the company itself is still "the world's leading crash-avoidance training company according to their web site. The company focus today is on commercial vehicles but the system applies equally to and driver.

Canada Road Safety Week 2020

Slow down and save lives is the message for Canada Road Safety Week 2020. Road Safety Week started in 1985 as a national effort by the Canada Safety Council to promote the use of seatbelts. Since then, it has focused on the four most common contributors to road casualties: not wearing seatbelts, driving while impaired by alcohol or other drugs, aggressive driving and distracted driving.

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