GVITE Lunch Meeting - March 28, 2018

March 06, 2018

Presentation: Sustainable & Safe – A Vision and Guidance for Zero Road Deaths

Presenter: Mavis Johnson
Founder and President, Canadian Traffic Safety Institute

Location: Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
4405 Central Blvd, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M3
Room: Fraser South

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 am (Registration & Lunch)  
12:00 am - 1:00 pm (Presentation)

Early Bird Cost (before 21 March 2018): $45 (Members), $50 (Non-Members), $25 (Students)

Cost (on or after 21 March 2018): $55 (Members), $60 (Non-Members), $35 (Students)

Fatal crash outcomes usually depend upon a number of factors which interact and lead to death. We need to consider the role that all the elements play in a fatal outcome – the road and roadside, the vehicle, the speed limit and behaviour of the road users involved. A logical framework, which examines these road safety elements and their interactions, is essential to enable practitioners to develop their thinking and understanding around risk and countermeasure possibilities. It includes elements that are proactive in nature, such as Land Use Planning in addition to elements that are reactive, such as Post-Crash Response. The Safe System approach provides this framework. It is derived from the work of the Swedish Road Authority and Road Safety Agencies in the Netherlands and has been adopted as the basis for road safety activity in Victoria, Australia since 2003. It has also been adopted as the foundation for Canada’s RSV 2025 and by several provinces and cities. A recent report from the World Resources Institute revealed that countries that have adopted a Safe System approach have both the lowest rates of fatalities per 100,000 population and the fastest rate of change in fatality levels. This presentation will cover the principles of the Safe System approach, in addition to the benefits of moving to this comprehensive and integrated approach.

About the Presenters:

Mavis Johnson was the Founder and President of the Canadian Traffic Safety Institute.  She has been involved in road safety in the UK and Canada for almost 50 years. In January 2017 she became the Community Development Advisor to the Traffic Injury Research Foundation. She continues to take a leadership role in road safety across Canada and has been actively involved in developing integrated road safety strategies in several cities and provinces. In the last ten years she has undertaken many international road safety projects, particularly in low and middle income countries. Her major focus is in strategic road safety planning and the Safe System approach. Mavis has knowledge and expertise in all areas within the Decade of Action for road safety and understands the importance of all the components working harmoniously to deliver positive road safety outcomes. She is a former president of the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals and former Chair (and founder) of the Transportation Association of Canada’s Road Safety Steering Committee.

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