Patterns and Changes in Risk of Motor Vehicle Casualties before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic

CARSP Webinar Series

Date/Time
Date(s) - February 23, 2023
12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

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This webinar will provide an introduction and a very brief review of international findings on motor vehicle casualties (MVCs). It will also discuss the time series of Ontario MVCs by age group, severity, and type of collision (e.g. alcohol-related, speeding-related) from 2010-2022, focusing on COVID pandemic lockdowns that occurred in 2020-2022. The speakers will discuss the findings of the relative riskiness of different age groups and collision types.

Speakers

Evelyn Vingilis

Evelyn Vingilis

Dr. Vingilis is Director of the Population and Community Health Unit and Professor Emeritus with the Departments of Family Medicine, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario. Her two main research programs are injury prevention and control, and mental health and substance use with a particular focus on at-risk youth. She has published over 250 papers. In 2010, she received the Widmark Award from the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety for “outstanding, sustained, and meritorious contributions”. In 2018, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals.

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Dr. Patrick Byrne is a Team Leader in the Research and Evaluation Office at the Ontario Ministry of Transportation where he leads several applied road safety research projects in the areas of commercial vehicle safety, alcohol/drug-impaired driving, and aggressive driving. Before joining the ministry in 2014, Patrick received his PhD in computational neuroscience from McMaster University in 2007, and subsequently worked as a research scientist and statistical consultant specializing in human spatial cognition and visual perception.
Patrick has authored several papers in transportation-related journals, including Accident Analysis and Prevention and the Transportation Research Record, and has published research articles in numerous peer-reviewed journals related to human perception, cognition, and motor action.

Dr. Byrne is the recipient of Ontario’s 2021 “Recognizing Impact and Service Excellence Award” and the 2017 Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals Charles H. Miller Award for best program evaluation.

Mark Rapoport

Mark Rapoport

Dr. Mark Rapoport is a Professor and residency program director in the geriatric psychiatry division of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, past-president of the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP, 2012-2016), and acting head of Geriatric Psychiatry for Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He founded two widely-recognized annual national review courses in geriatric psychiatry, and his main area of research focuses on motor vehicle collisions associated with neurological and psychiatric illness in older adults. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry.

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