ROAD SAFETY - How ARE We Doing?
Road Safety Vision, Vision Zero and B.C. Road Safety Strategy, three programs that you will see mentioned repeatedly on this site. However, what you won't see are the results of these programs. I used my favourite search engine this morning to try and track down some results that show the aims in these programs being met, or changes that are being made because what we are doing is not working.
What did I find? A single report from the City of Edmonton that shows progress being made there.
Of interest to me is the opening statement:
To reach the long-term goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries, it’s critical to know where, when and why collisions happen. Traffic Safety put measures into place and will monitor the results of the changes. This evidence-based approach determines next steps and shows what is working and what could be done better.
How does BC measure up?
- We're not required to report collisions to the police
- The police are no longer reporting on minor collisions
- Police are not attending minor collisions
What do you think?
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