Canada’s leading transport officials released their latest long-term vision to improve safety on Canada’s highways and reduce traffic fatalities.
The Road Safety Strategy (RSS) 2025 is “aligned with international best practices in road safety” and aims to help “make Canada’s roads the safest in the world,” says the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) in a statement.
RSS 2025 builds on the work of Road Safety Strategy 2015 with a flexible approach to allow for jurisdictions to implement road safety programs that meet their own needs. It encourages road safety stakeholders from all levels of government as well as private sector and non-governmental stakeholders to collaborate and unite efforts.
The following strategic objectives form the cornerstone of the Strategy and focus on safer road users, road infrastructure and vehicles:
- Raising public awareness and commitment to road safety
- Improving communication, cooperation and collaboration among stakeholders
- Enhancing legislation and enforcement
- Improving road safety information in support of research and evaluation
- Improving the safety of vehicles and road infrastructure
- Leveraging technology and innovation
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CTA and the provincial associations will continue to work with federal and provincial transportation officials on several commercial transport-related initiatives in the coming years.