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9:00 Words of Welcome and Wisdom: Ezra Hauer, Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto.
Matters of Size – From Child to Truck Safety Research
9:15–10:30 Presentations and Discussion: Built Environment and Child Road Safety – Perspectives from the Medical Profession Injury Prevention Research.
Research designs used, with examples of results. Andrew Howard, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon and Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children
Interventions in school zones — what to do and how to test them. Linda Rothman, Senior Research Associate, Program in Child Health Evaluative Science, Hospital for Sick Children
10:30-10:50 Break – Coffee and tea will be provided.
10:50-12:15 Presentations and Discussion: Truck Safety Research – What’s Happening.
A Question of Size – Involvement of large trucks in road crashes; Fatigue and distraction – implications for large truck safety. Steve Brown, Research Associate, Data Collection, Traffic Injury Research Foundation
MTO Initiatives: Large Truck Crash Causation Study; Evaluation of the truck safety oversight system; Evaluation of large truck speed limiter program. Sarah Plonka, Senior Safety Research Advisor, MTO
Transport Canada Initiatives: Trucks and Vulnerable Road Users – Improving safety with sensor technology; Guidelines for limiting distraction from video displays in commercial vehicles. Peter Burns, Chief, Human Factors and Crash Avoidance, Motor Vehicle Safety Directorate
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch Break: Lunch will be brought in and is covered by the $30 registration fee.
Connecting Road Safety Research to Practice, and Vice Versa
13:15 – 14:15 Part 1: Showcasing University Research through Graduate Students.
Five-minute presentations from graduate students at Universities of Toronto and Waterloo, York University and Ryerson University.
14:15 – 14:30 Break – Liquid refreshments will be provided.
14:30 – 15:15 Part 2: Safety Research/Knowledge Needs at The Municipal Level.
Bob Henderson, Manager, Transportation Engineering, Region of Waterloo, et al.
15:15 – 15:45 Discussion – Connecting practice to research.
15:45 – 16:00 Today’s Lessons Learned. Bhagwant Persaud.
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