How Safe are Our Roads and Streets?

This lecture looked more closely into the safety of our road system, including new initiatives in Human Factors, Road Planning & Design and Explicit Safety Application.

Gerald Wilde, Professor of Psychology, Queen’s University, provided a perspective on the human factors, showing how Target Risk (accepted, desired and tolerated) is directly proportional to collision rates.
Geni Bahar, Vice-President, iTrans Consulting Inc., presented a few urban case studies to demonstrate the state-of-the-art safety improvements and practices.
Mavis Johnson, Manager, Road Improvement Strategies, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, provided insight into, the Road Improvement Strategy, a component of ICBC’s multi-disciplinary road safety strategy. Her presentation described this unique program and shared the results that benefit British Columbians.