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Recent Releases

Distracted Driving & Workplace Safety Policies: A Business Case for Employers

Full Report – The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) released a new report, Distracted Driving & Workplace Safety Policies: A Business Case for Employers, from its Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving. It was developed in consultation with The Co-operators, Drop It And Drive®, the trucking industry, and workplace health and safety representatives. This report underscores the importance of distracted driving policies in the workplace to protect employees. Preventing distraction-related crashes on the road and in the workplace remains a priority for Canadian employers.

Distracted Driving & Workplace Safety Policies: A Business Case for Employers – Executive Summary

Executive Summary – The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) released a new report, Distracted Driving & Workplace Safety Policies: A Business Case for Employers, from its Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving. It was developed in consultation with The Co-operators, Drop It And Drive®, the trucking industry, and workplace health and safety representatives. This report underscores the importance of distracted driving policies in the workplace to protect employees. Preventing distraction-related crashes on the road and in the workplace remains a priority for Canadian employers.

Distraction au volant politiques en matière de sécurité au travail : Dossier d’analyse à l’intention des employeurs

Rapport complet – La Fondation de recherche sur les blessures de la route (FRBR) a publié une nouveau rapport de sa Coalition canadienne contre la distraction au volant intitulé CCDV Distraction au volant politiques en matière de sécurité au travail : Dossier d’analyse à l’intention des employeurs. Il a été élaboré en consultation avec The Co-operators, Drop It And Drive®, l’industrie du camionnage et les représentants de la santé et de la sécurité au travail. Ce rapport souligne l’importance des politiques de lutte contre la distraction au volant en milieu de travail pour protéger le personnel.La prévention des accidents liés à la distraction au volant et sur le lieu de travail reste une priorité pour les employeurs canadiens.

Distraction au volant politiques en matière de sécurité au travail : Dossier d’analyse à l’intention des employeurs – Résumé

Résumé – La Fondation de recherche sur les blessures de la route (FRBR) a publié une nouveau rapport de sa Coalition canadienne contre la distraction au volant intitulé CCDV Distraction au volant politiques en matière de sécurité au travail : Dossier d’analyse à l’intention des employeurs. Il a été élaboré en consultation avec The Co-operators, Drop It And Drive®, l’industrie du camionnage et les représentants de la santé et de la sécurité au travail. Ce rapport souligne l’importance des politiques de lutte contre la distraction au volant en milieu de travail pour protéger le personnel.La prévention des accidents liés à la distraction au volant et sur le lieu de travail reste une priorité pour les employeurs canadiens.

2018 Ignition Interlock Installations: State Data

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation USA, Inc. (TIRF USA) in partnership with the Association of Ignition Interlock Program Administrators (AIIPA), and TIRF Canada released 2018 Ignition Interlock Installations: State Data. This study is based on 2018 interlock installation data collected from state agencies in the US. It provides a benchmark for state ignition interlock program administrators and impaired driving stakeholders to measure interlock usage and growth in interlock programs. Even though consistent progress has been made increasing installations in the past decade, there is plenty of room for growth using strong strategies to ensure offenders required to install a device do so.

BikeMaps.org – Final report on the evaluation of a crowdsourced tool to compile, analyze and communicate data about cycling safety

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), in partnership with the University of Victoria and with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, released a new report, BikeMaps.org – Final report on the evaluation of a crowdsourced tool to compile, analyze and communicate data about cycling safety. This publicly provided data help supplement official collision data sources and is analyzed in conjunction to identify hotspots with higher incidents of certain types of reports.

BikeMaps.org – Rapport final sur l’évaluation d’un outil participatif servant à compiler, à analyser et à communiquer des données au sujet de la sécurité à vélo

La Fondation de recherche sur les blessures de la route (FRBR), en partenariat avec l’université de Victoria et avec un financement de l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada, a publié un nouveau rapport, BikeMaps.org intitulé Rapport final sur l’évaluation d’un outil participatif servant à compiler, à analyser et à communiquer des données au sujet de la sécurité à vélo. Ces données rendues publiques complètent les sources de données officielles sur les collisions et sont analysées conjointement pour identifier les points chauds présentant des incidents plus élevés de certains types de rapports.

Impaired Driving & Road Safety Campaigns

This fact sheet discusses the reasons people drink and drive, the characteristics of drivers who engage in this behavior, and their experiences in the justice system. It also provides information about the effectiveness of road safety campaigns and shares the types of messages that are more likely to resonate with drivers, as well as examples of effective campaigns.

Preventing Alcohol-Impaired Driving: What the Public Needs to Know

Alcohol-impaired driving is a top road safety concern in the United States. Despite substantial progress reducing alcohol-impaired driving in the U.S., still 10,874 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2017 (NHTSA October 2018). According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), alcohol-impaired driving fatalities involving a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or greater accounted for almost 3 in 10 motor vehicle fatalities or 29.3% of all fatal crashes. This problem persists because many people simply do not understand the risks associated with driving after drinking.

Alcohol Interlock Myths & Facts – Infographic

The Alcohol Interlocks Myths & Facts infographic is a free, downloadable visual resource. Currently, 35 states and Washington D.C. require interlocks for all offenders. Myths addressed in this infographic include eating certain foods may result in a failed ignition interlock test; alcohol interlock device drains the car battery; blowing into the interlock while diving can lead to a crash; if a driver fails a retest, the car will automatically stop; alcohol interlocks are easy to bypass; and, camera and GPS record my everyday driving. Download the infographic to learn about and share the facts related to these myths.