Transport minister sets future plans for road safety

by Canadian Shipper

Transport Minister David Collenette has launched Road Safety Vision 2010, a long-term plan to reduce the number of road fatalities and serious injuries in Canada by 30 per cent.

“Road Safety Vision 2010 builds on a solid safety foundation,” Collenette said in an announcement at the Road Safety Forum taking place in Ottawa Friday. “Today’s event marks an important step forward in achieving Canada’s vision of having the safest roads in the world.”

The one-day forum brings stakeholders together to discuss achievable road safety targets for the next decade. These targets were developed by Transport Canada, through the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, with input from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the Transportation Association of Canada.

The goal of Road Safety Vision 2010 is to improve upon this trend and to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world.

Road Safety Vision 2001 was developed in 1996 to support the vision that Canada should have the safest roads in the world.

In October 2000, the Council of Ministers of Transport endorsed an extension of the vision, called Road Safety Vision 2010.

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