B.C. Road Safety Strategy
B.C. Road Safety Strategy Update 2016
British Columbia road safety partners have leveraged the successes achieved in the first collaborative British Columbia Road Safety Strategy 2015 and Beyond (British Columbia Road Safety Strategy) and have released an updated report Moving to Vision Zero: Road Safety Strategy Update and Showcase of Innovation in British Columbia. The updated report aligns with Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2015 and is the product of close collaboration by more than 40 road safety experts, including government, the insurance sector, Crown entities, the health sector, law enforcement agencies, non-profit organizations, road safety groups and partners, and academic researchers.
The strategy highlights the application of the safe systems approach – understanding that road safety developments must account for the inevitability of human error, limitations of the human body in withstanding force, and the responsibility of road and vehicle designers, policy makers and road users for road safety. The report embraces the need to continue to work collaboratively with all stakeholders and road safety partners to address all aspects of road safety, including a focus on safe road users, safe vehicles, safe roadways and safe speeds, while incorporating evidence-based practices and after thorough study of how road safety is managed across the province.
RoadSafetyBC reaffirms its commitment to road safety principles that will lead to the province having the safest roads in North America and towards the ultimate goal of zero traffic fatalities and zero serious injuries.
B.C. Road Safety Strategy 2015
British Columbia road safety partners have taken on the challenge of improving road safety outcomes by developing the first collaborative British Columbia Road Safety Strategy 2015 and Beyond (British Columbia Road Safety Strategy), in alignment with Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2015.
The British Columbia Road Safety Strategy is the result of the efforts of over 30 British Columbia stakeholder groups including: government, the insurance sector, crown entities, enforcement agencies, researchers, the health sector, local government representatives and others.
The strategy is about how all road safety partners will work together by providing a framework and structure for action. The vision is that British Columbia will have the safest roads in North America and will work toward the ultimate goal of zero traffic fatalities and zero serious injuries.
RoadSafetyBC led the development of the British Columbia Road Safety Strategy working with key players in the sector and considering the input of five expert working groups.
Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025
Canada’s Road Safety Strategy (RSS) 2025 is Canada’s fourth national road safety strategy, and provides road safety professionals, road safety stakeholders and the Canadian public with information on effective road safety strategies, initiatives and countermeasures. It retains the long term vision of making Canada’s roads the safest in the world but combines this with the vision of Towards Zero. As well, a number of principles key to the strategy’s success have been aligned with international best practices in road safety. These principles include adopting the Safe System Approach, having a 10‐year strategy and providing an inventory of proven and promising best practices to address key risk groups and contributing factors. Canada’s RSS 2025 continues with a flexible approach to allow for jurisdictions to implement road safety programs that meet their own specific needs. The purpose of the strategy is to continue addressing important road safety issues in Canada by providing a framework for governments and other road safety stakeholders to establish their own road safety plans, objectives, and interventions to eliminate road crashes which result in serious injuries or fatalities.
Full details on Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025 and the strategy document can be found at: http://crss-2025.ccmta.ca/en/
Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2015
The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) consulted with stakeholders across the country to develop Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2015 to continue to reduce fatalities and injuries caused by collisions on Canada’s roads.
Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2015 stresses the importance of improving collaboration among all stakeholders, raising public awareness and commitment to road safety, enhancing enforcement and improving road safety research and evaluation.
The national strategy provides jurisdictions with a framework of over 130 best practices to tackle all aspects of the road safety problem.
Full details on Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2015 and the strategy document can be found at http://crss-2015.ccmta.ca/strategy.php
BC Communities Road Safety Survey Report
The BC Community Road Safety Survey was distributed by RoadSafetyBC in the summer of 2015 and 81 municipalities responded to it. The Safe Roads and Communities Working Committee of the BC Road Safety Strategy was responsible for developing the survey and analyzing the results.
The results have been aggregated by municipality type and size, so that survey findings from specific municipalities remain anonymous. The Safe Roads and Communities Working Committee has started to investigate the priorities, issues and challenges identified in the survey results and to consider appropriate responses and solutions. These results provide some insight into the areas of road safety that municipalities are succeeding at and where future improvements may be possible.