Road Safety in Canada: Latest Trends, Plus the CARSP Annual General Meeting

CARSP Webinar Series

Date(s) - May 17, 2023
12:00 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT


Road safety issues in Canada continues to generate public and media interest. In view of this interest and in recognition of various initiatives including the end of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 and the ongoing Road Safety Strategy 2025, Transport Canada published a report with the goal of showing the progress Canada has made in reducing road fatalities and injuries from 2011 to 2020. The Road Safety in Canada 2020 report, published in December of last year, is a comprehensive document that provides an overview of a variety of road safety topics in Canada. It explores the gains made in road safety during this period, while highlighting issues requiring continued public awareness. Using the data from the National Collision Database, the overall level of road safety in Canada and a variety of road safety topics are examined. These include alcohol and drug impaired driving, seat belt use, distracted driving, and young drivers, to name a few. Building on the theme Road Safety – It Starts with You, a brochure was also developed to complement the report. This attractive, easy to read document provides safety tips and solutions all road users should consider to help them, their families and the community stay safe.

The CARSP Annual General Meeting (AGM) – The first portion of this webinar will be the CARSP AGM.  Learn about CARSP’s committees, including the Young Professionals’ Committee, and how you can get involved.  We will also share some exciting new things planned for CARSP in the future.  Lastly, we will give an update on CARSP’s finances and changes to our bylaws.  Please bring your questions and suggestions regarding CARSP’s services.  All are welcome.  Important documents available for viewing prior to the AGM are the 2022 Financial Statements and the Updated Bylaws (English and French).   For questions about the AGM, including these documents, email


Gael Italiano

Gael Italiano

Gael is a Senior Policy Analyst for Road Safety at Transport Canada. She has been involved with the Vulnerable Road Users Task Force as part of the Secretariat since 2017. She is also involved with the School Bus Safety Task Force which is currently conducting three pilots researching seatbelts on school buses and a variety of safety technologies to improve school bus safety. She is a member of Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) and Canadian Council of Motor Transportation Administrators (CCMTA) and participates on the PIARC, World Road Association Road Safety Working Group.

Jean-François Lécuyer

Jean-François Lécuyer

Jean-François Lécuyer is a senior research analyst for Road Safety at Transport Canada with over 15 years of experience. His work includes conducting data analysis using the National Collision Database (NCDB) and other data sources to support the work of Transport Canada on various road safety topics. In the past, he has provided analytical support on projects such as the Canadian Council of Motor Transportation Administrators (CCMTA) Distracted Driving Surveys. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP).

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