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1 CANADIAN ROAD SAFETY YOUTH CONFERENCE ENFORCEMENT Police Constable Mike Taylor # 8855 Toronto Police Service

2 Traffic Services Mission Statement To deliver effective and efficient traffic policing services aimed at reducing collisions and incidents of poor driving behaviour thereby reducing traffic deaths and injuries, and to ensure the safe and orderly movement of traffic within the City of Toronto

3 Toronto Police Service Priorities PRIORITY TRAFFIC SAFETY The safe and efficient flow of traffic, and the safety of our drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians Building partnerships and mobilising local communities to respond to local traffic problems will assist in sustaining successful efforts and improve neighbourhood roadway safety Increased enforcement of traffic offences and safety education for those most at risk GOALS Improve response to neighbourhood traffic concerns. Increase focus on pedestrian safety, especially seniors. Increase enforcement related to aggressive driving and speeding offences. Increase focus on cyclist safety and enforcement of cycling offences.

4 Importance of Traffic Enforcement Reducing Injuries and Saving Lives Education and Awareness Target Enforcement Enforcement Campaigns Traffic Studies Location of Enforcement

5 Topics and Themes Drinking and Driving Speed Seatbelts Aggression

6 DRINKING AND DRIVING 36 percent of fatally injured drivers had alcohol in their system 84 percent of those fatally injured drivers were over the legal limit MADD Canada estimates the cost of Impaired Driving Crashes in Canada ranges from 1.9 billion dollars to 11.6 billion dollars Drinking and driving is a deadly combination. All it takes is one drink to reduce your ability to concentrate Percentage of Fatally Injured Drivers Tested and Found to Have Been Drinking (BAC> 0 mg%)*

7 ENFORCEMENT OF DRINKING AND DRIVING RIDE Spot Checks VIP Technology Ignition Interlock Education Public Awareness Partnerships MADD OSAID OCCID

8 SPEED Speed Kills Drivers who exceed the speed limit by 30 km/hr or more are 6 times more likely to kill or injure themselves The greater the speed the more severe the impact Travelling 10 km/hr over a 60 km/hr limit makes you 4 times more likely to have a serious crash

9 SPEED ENFORCEMENT Laser Radar Photo Radar Air Craft Speed Humps Watch Your Speed Program Awareness Visibility

10 SEATBELTS Seatbelts Save Lives Using a seatbelt is the single most effective way to reduce the chance of injury or death in a crash Without a seatbelt, passengers become high speed projectiles in a collision Since Ontario passed the mandatory seatbelt law in 1976, over 7,700 lives have been saved DRIVERS Percentage of Driver and Passenger Fatalities and Serious Injuries Where Seatbelts Were Not Used Fatalities Serious Injuries PASSENGERS Fatalities Serious Injuries

11 Seatbelt Campaigns Partnerships Education Schools New Drivers Child Seat Clinics SEATBELT ENFORCEMENT

12 AGGRESSION Don t drive when you re angry, upset or overtired Allow enough travel time and know alternate routes Obey the speed limit Give aggressive drivers a lot of room Examples of Aggressive Driving Speeding Running Red Lights or Stop Lights Following Too Closely Rude Gestures

13 AGGRESSIVE DRIVING Red Light Cameras Calming Zones Move Over For Emergency Vehicles Speed Enforcement Painted Highway Markings Inter related behaviour ENFORCEMENT

14 FINAL THOUGHTS AND QUESTIONS Legislation Demerit Points TEAMWORK : We all need to work together It s estimated that the social cost of all Motor Vehicle Collisions ons in Ontario in 2004 is $ 17.6 billion up from $ 9 billion in 1994 Traffic has to be a priority People don t have to die or be maimed Focus on minimizing damage and injury

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