VICTORIA, May 15 /CNW/ - The Honourable Luke Ouellette, Alberta's
Minister of Transportation and co-chair of the Council of Ministers
Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety, was on hand at
CCMTA's 2011 Annual Meeting to officially launch Canada's new Road
Safety Strategy 2015, which aims to make our roads the safest in the
world. Minister Ouellette spoke at the launch to show the Council of
Ministers' support for the Strategy, along with CCMTA President Steve
Martin, Superintendent of Motor Vehicles with the B.C. Ministry of
Public Safety and Solicitor General.
"Traffic safety is about keeping our communities, our families and our
friends safe," said Minister Ouellette. "That is why Road Safety
Strategy 2015 is so important. This new strategy continues the vision
of Canada having the safest roads in the world and it is aimed at
inspiring all road safety stakeholders to achieve this goal."
CCMTA's Annual Meeting was the perfect venue to publicly launch the new
strategy, as many of the country's leading road safety administrators
and industry partners were in attendance. The meeting drew some 300
delegates and featured special road safety sessions to discuss issues
related to Drugs and Driving, Fitness to Drive and Ignition Interlocks, among other CCMTA priorities and programs.
Over the past two years, CCMTA has led the development of the Road
Safety Strategy 2015, a successor plan to Road Safety Vision 2010,
intended to provide road safety professionals with a comprehensive tool
to obtain information on effective road safety strategies, initiatives
and countermeasures. Working extensively to engage all partners in the
process, including federal/provincial/territorial government officials,
road infrastructure engineers and the law enforcement community, CCMTA
hopes that the new strategy will inspire all road safety players as
well as the public to "Rethink Road Safety".
With CCMTA as the custodian of the Strategy, all jurisdictions and the
federal government will independently use it to develop their
respective road safety action plans based on suitability, feasibility
and acceptability within their own operating environments.
CCMTA will report annually to the Council of Ministers on progress made
towards achieving the goal of an overall national downward trend in the
number of fatalities and serious injuries over the next five years.
More information on Road Safety Strategy 2015 can be found at www.roadsafetystrategy.ca.
SOURCE CANADIAN COUNCIL OF MOTOR TRANSPORT ADMINISTRATORS
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