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TIRF TiPS – Back-to-School and Back-to-Basics

By: Robyn Robertson & PC Sean Shapiro, Toronto Police Service

In this episode of TIRF TiPS, Toronto Police Constable Sean Shapiro and Robyn Robertson, TIRF President & CEO discuss the return to school and some back-to-basics for drivers. This episode covers safety for students travelling to and from school by walking, cycling, riding or driving, as well as the need to pay attention to speed, school zones, drop-off areas, roundabouts, school buses, large trucks and emergency responders.

This episode has something for everyone of all ages, so be sure to tune in and share.

Be sure to check out our #MySafeRoadHome blog, Back to school means back to basics whether you walk, ride, cycle or drive:

Source documents and resources:

Action2Zero School Safety Assessment Tool (SSAT), Traffic Injury Research Foundation https://act2zero.tirf.ca/schools

Two years after Calgary reduced its speed limit, data shows drivers are paying attention, Calgary Herald https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/two-years-after-calgary-reduced-its-speed-limit-data-shows-drivers-are-paying-attention

The effect of speed reductions on collisions: A controlled before-and-after study in Quebec, Canada, Journal of Transport & Health https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2021.101137

New driver clocked at 223km/h, double the speed limit, on snowy B.C. mountain pass https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/novice-driver-clocked-at-223-km-h-1.6629403

Effect of reducing the posted speed limit to 30 km per hour on pedestrian motor vehicle collisions in Toronto, Canada – a quasi experimental, pre-post study https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-019-8139-5

Road Safety Monitor 2021: Distracted Driving Attitudes and Practices, 2004-2021 https://tirf.ca/download/rsm2021-distracted-driving-attitudes-practices-2004-2021

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