Ontario Road Safety Forum – 3rd Meeting

March 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Galbraith Building, Room 202
35 St George St
Toronto, ON M5S 1A4
Yes - contact Bhagwant Persaud
Bhagwant Persaud

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For more information: bpersaud@ryerson.ca.


9:00     Words of Welcome and Wisdom: Ezra Hauer, Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto.

9:05-9:15     Introductions

Morning Theme:
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.

Afternoon Theme:
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.

*Please bring a copy of the agenda to the meeting.

For any communications – bpersaud@ryerson.ca.