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Past Annual Meetings

2017 Annual Meeting - Yellowknife, NT

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The 2017 CCMTA Annual Meeting was held from June 4-7, 2017 in Yellowknife, Northewest Territories.

The theme of the 2017 Annual Meeting was Leading the pack in road safety.

Click here to view the 2017 Annual Meeting animated video.

Click here the view the 2017 Annual Meeting Program.

Click here for a list of the 2017 Annual Meeting  Sponsors.

Click here for a list of the 2017 Annual Meeting  Exhibitors.

Concurrent Session Speaker Presentations

Cannabis on the road – minimizing harms and ensuring road safety

PART 1: Enforcement tools for cannabis-impaired driving: A pilot study to test oral fluid screening devices in Canada

Presenter: Rachel Huggins, Manager Policy Development, Public Safety Canada

Description

Recent observational surveys have shown that people drive after using drugs. This behaviour is likely to increase once cannabis is legalized in Canada. To help police deal with possible increased rates of impaired driving, enforcement will need the right tools. In this session, Rachel Huggins, Public Safety Canada’s (PSC) Manager of Policy Development and Lead Coordinator of PSC’s Oral Fluid Drug Screening Pilot Project will share results from the recent pilot study conducted in jurisdictions across Canada. The pilot, a collaboration of PSC, RCMP and CCMTA, was designed to test the use of oral fluid screening devices by police officers at the roadside.

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PART 2: Cannabis legalization: data monitoring and surveillance

Presenter: Vincent M. Stancato, Deputy Chief Coroner, British Columbia (BC) Coroner’s Service


Description
Data monitoring and surveillance pre- and post-cannabis legalization, are critical to better understand the short and longterm impacts of cannabis legalization, and the potential impact on road safety. Information from coroner and medical examiners files of fatally injured drivers in Canada provides one means for monitoring road safety trends and changes over time. BC’s Deputy Chief Coroner, Vincent M. Stancato will provide an overview of the coroner system in BC, the methods and processes undertaken to determine drug presence in fatally injured drivers, as well as data collection challenges.

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Distracted Driving: Your attention please

PART 1: Electronic communication device (ECD) use by urban drivers in Canada: A 2016 survey

Presenter: Wendy Doyle, Executive Director, Office of Traffic Safety, Alberta Transportation

Description

Distracted driving increases the chance of a motor vehicle crash and seriously threatens the health and safety of all road users. In this session, delegates will learn about findings from recent distracted driving research. In 2016, CCMTA conducted a national survey of ECD use by urban drivers across Canada using similar methodology to surveys conducted in 2012 and 2009. Wendy Doyle, Executive Director, Office of Traffic Safety with Alberta Transportation and Chair of CCMTA’s Road Safety Research and Policies Program Committee will share key findings from the 2016 survey and noted changes in driver behavior since 2012.

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PART 2: A review of technology related to distracted driving

Presenter: Andrea Scipione, Consultant, C3 Human Factors Consulting Inc.

Description
The range of communication, information and entertainment technologies is exploding. Over the last five years, the development of technologies targeting drivers has also increased. Kelly Forbes of C3 Human Factors Consulting Inc. will share results of recent CCMTA commissioned research to identify technologies that are designed to mitigate or eliminate distraction as well as those that are contributing to distraction. The types of technology, modes of interaction, and the methods for mitigating/eliminating distraction will be discussed.

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Framing the Future of Transportation

Presenter: Kevin Byrnes, Executive Director for Road User Safety Division (RUS), Ministry of Transportation (MTO)

Description

Ontario’s driver and vehicle population is growing. By 2020, it is projected that the licensed driver population will increase by approximately 10 percent while the registered vehicle population will increase by approximately 8 percent. There are currently 12.3 million registered vehicles, 9.8 million licensed drivers, and 1.42 million commercial vehicles in the province. Kevin Byrnes, Executive Director for the Road User Safety Division with the Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation, and a CCMTA Board Member, will provide an overview of how his province is preparing for this growth amidst the changing road safety landscape. He’ll address three key pillars of Ontario’s work related to evolving technology, research, as well as the modernization of Ontario’s driver and vehicle program design and delivery.

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Ice road construction and safety training program

Presenter: Garry Snyder, Northwest Territories Department of Infrastructure Lead, and Northwest Territories Ice Road Construction and Safety Projects

Description
The Government of the Northwest Territories constructs and maintains over 1,400 km of winter roads and ice crossings. How are these road constructed and maintained to ensure the safety of those building them? Moreover, how is the territory ensuring the safe movement of people and goods on these winter roads? Ice Road construction expert Garry Snyder will explain the Department of Infrastructure’s approach as well as the process of engaging with its public and commercial stakeholders.

In addition to the advantages of reducing the cost of living, increasing employment and making these remote communities more accessible for tourists, the Northwest Territories ice road construction has enabled its residents to travel for recreation, shopping, training, and employment. The ice road network ultimately makes these communities less isolated and better able to sustain themselves all while enhancing connections with each other.

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Issues Facing the Canadian Motor Carrier Industry

Presenter: David Bradley, President and CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance

Description

The trucking industry plays a vital role in the economic health of Canada. It is also an industry that shares its workplace with the public. In this session, David Bradley, President and CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance will discuss the challenges faced by the industry, as well as potential solutions. Issues include: the continuing focus on truck safety (e.g., ELDs, the legalization of cannabis), Canada-US trade, the impact of automated vehicles and the industry’s human resource challenges.

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Legalization of Cannabis and traffic safety considerations in Canada -- Pharmacokinetics of THC and detection of impairment

Presenter: Dr. Matt Goledzinowski, Senior Research Scientist; ACS Corporation.

Description
The legalization of cannabis in Canada requires preventive measures to counter drug impaired driving. This session will address key challenges of impaired driving and detection of impairment for those involved in road safety. Presenters Dr. Matt Goledzinowski, Senior Research Scientist; Abe Verghis, Regulatory Affairs Supervisor; and Felix JE Comeau, Chairman and CEO of ACS Corporationwill explore the pharmacokinetics of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol — psychoactive chemical present in cannabis which enters the blood and then the brain immediately after it is inhaled or ingested). It is THC which impairs driving. Attendees will learn about the different technologies for roadside drug detection, the most reliable and efficient approach for identifying THC impaired drivers, the impact of various legislative approaches for dealing with drug impaired driving, and the importance of distinguishing policies on medical marijuana from social policies related to decriminalization and legalization.

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2016 Annual Meeting - Halifax, NS

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The 2016 CCMTA Annual Meeting was held from June 19-22, 2016 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The theme of the 2016 Annual Meeting was Shining a light on new paths to road safety.

Click here to view the 2016 Annual Meeting animated video.

Click here the view the 2016 Annual Meeting Program.

Click here for a list of the 2016 Annual Meeting  Sponsors.

Click here for a list of the 2016 Annual Meeting  Exhibitors.

Concurrent Session Speaker Presentations

Disruptive Technology - Automated Vehicles, Planning for the Future

Description
As automated vehicles (AV) begin to arrive on our roads in the near future, they will disrupt both private and public sectors in the process. Government and business leaders must not only be aware to what is coming but also start preparing for the required changes. The presentation will look at the changing policy and regulatory landscape that will be impacted by the arrival of automated vehicles.

Presenter: Karlyn Stanley, Adjunct Senior Researcher and  Lawyer, RAND Corporation

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Effects of Legalization of the Recreational Use of Cannabis on Drug Impaired Driving in the United States

Description
In this session, you will hear from an expert in one of the U.S. states which have legalized the recreational use of cannabis. The speaker will talk about how cannabis sales are regulated in the state, the nature of their drug impaired driving legislation, how the law is being enforced, statistics on involvement of cannabis in collisions, and what the state is doing to prevent cannabis impaired driving (e.g., awareness/education, assessment/treatment).

Presenter: Darrin Grondel, Director, Washington Traffic Safety Commission

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Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) Mandate in the US and Implications for Canada

Description
An examination of the US ELD final rule, the technical requirements, the interfaces for roadside inspections, the certification process, the supporting documents requirements, and a depiction of compliant ELD systems.

Presenter: Alex Capelle, Segment leader Tachographs, Telematics and Services NAFTA Business Unit Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket Interior Division, Continental Corporation

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Enhanced Traffic Records Electronic Data System

Description
Knowledge is power. Virginia's Traffic Records Electronic Data System (TREDS) gives law enforcement and the Commonwealth citizens accessible and accurate information about where crashes are happening on the roadways around them for better safety decision-making. Since 2011, Virginia has been collecting, consolidating and tracking crash data. Now, new features allow users to not only track crashes, but tell them the type of crash and alert them to dangerous intersections and stretches of road. With that knowledge, law enforcement can target problem spots and drivers can be more aware what's going on around them.

Presenter: George W. Bishop IV, Deputy Commissioner, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

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Ontario's Enhanced Road Test: A New Tool to Screen for Cognitive Impairment

Description
This presentation will focus on Ontario's Enhanced Road Test (ERT), a new road test designed and evaluated by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) for the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario (MTO) to better distinguish between drivers with, and drivers without, cognitive impairment.

Presenter: Ward Vanlaar Ph. D., Vice President Research, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)

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Ontario – Mandatory Entry-Level Commercial Truck Driver Training

Description
A status update and overview of mandatory entry level commercial truck driver training in Ontario for Commercial Class A Drivers.

Presenter: Angela Litrenta, Manager, Driver Programs Office, Program Development and Evaluation Branch, Ontario Ministry of Transportation

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Transportation Network Companies

Description
Virginia has enacted one of the United States' first comprehensive statewide laws regulating transportation network companies, or TNCs, such as Uber and Lyft. How do you regulate this growing industry? How do you acknowledge the growing popularity of these companies and encourage business growth, yet ensure safe travel for passengers? Virginia DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb will explain how Virginia brought together a diverse group of stakeholders, from the highway safety community, taxi and limousine industries, and TNCs, and created a regulatory framework that maintains safety for both TNC passengers and drivers.

Presenter: Richard D. Holcomb, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

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Update on the Canadian Naturalistic Driving Study (CNDS)

Description
This presentation will see representatives from Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) talk about the study, provide status updates for the study, highlight the options / magnitude of research that could be considered, and provide some time estimates for the availability of the data for qualified researchers. This could lead to substantive use by the Canadian road safety research community.

Presenter: Dr. Charlie Klauer, Research Scientist and Leader, Teen Risk and Injury Prevention Group, Principal Investigator and Project Manager, Canada Naturalistic Driving Study, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)

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2015 Annual Meeting - Whitehorse, YT

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The 2015 CCMTA Annual Meeting was held from June 16-19, 2015 in Whitehorse, Yukon.

The theme of the 2015 Annual Meeting was There and back again safetly.

Click here to view the 2015 Annual Meeting animated video.

Click here the view the 2015 Annual Meeting Program.

Click here for a list of the 2015 Annual Meeting Sponsors.

Click here for a list of the 2015 Annual Meeting Exhibitors.

Concurrent Session Speaker Presentations

1. Yukon's Google Glass In-Service Road Safety Review Pilot

Presenters:
Amanda Price, Transportation Program Development Coordinator, Yukon Government, Highways and Public Works
Craig Milligan, P.Eng., Transport Infrastructure Specialist, Fireseeds North Infrastructure

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2. Auto Theft Suppression in Manitoba - Partnerships and Innovative Strategies to Success

Presenter:
Ward A. Keith, Executive Director, Driver Safety, DVA, Administration & Registrar of Motor Vehicles,
Manitoba Public Insurance

3. The Use of Simulation in Delivering Driver Training to Remote Canadian Communities

Presenters:
Lesley de Repentigny, CEO of DriveWise Canada
Chris Boomer, Instructor at the North East Native, Advancing Society

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4. Electronic Logging Devices (ELD)s Reliability and Efficiency for Hours of Service Enforcement

Presenter:
Alex Capelle, Segment Leader ELD, Telematics NAFTA, Continental Automotive

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5. The Importance of Winter Driving Safety Equipment

Presenters:
Carolyn Goard, Communications Manager, Tire and Rubber Association of Canada
Ralph Warner, Director of Operations, Tire and Rubber Association of Canada

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6. Evaluation of Ontario's Enhanced Senior Driver Renewal Program

Presenter:
Frances Ilari, Senior Safety Research Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Transportation

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Learn more about this northern region by watching the introductory video highlighting the majestic beauty culture of the Yukon.

2014 Annual Meeting - Toronto, ON

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The 2014 CCMTA Annual Meeting was held from May 25-28 in Toronto, Ontario.

The theme of the 2014 Annual Meeting was Transportation Tomorrow! Modernize. Measure. Connect.

Click here for a list of the 2014 Annual Meeting Sponsors.

Click here for a list of the 2014 Annual Meeting Exhibitors.

For more details about the 2014 Annual Meeting, visit www.toronto2014-ccmta.ca.

Concurrent Session Speaker Presentations

1. The Future of Safer Vehicles: The Road to Autonomous Vehicles

Speakers: Barrie Gander (I-Canada), Bowen Tritter (ITS Canada Connected Vehicle Technical Committee)
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2. CanDrive: A National Prospective Study of Older Drivers

Speakers: Mark Rapoport & Gary Naglie (University of Toronto)
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3. BC Road Safety Strategy 2015 and Beyond

Speaker: Sam McLeod (Ministry of Justice of British Columbia)
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4. The Future of Safer Vehicles: Self-Driving Cars and Us

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Automated Vehicles: Perspectives from Canadian Vehicle OEMs
Speaker: Andrew Morin (Global Automakers of Canada)
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Automated Vehicles: Potential Insurance Implications
Speaker: Robert Tremblay (Insurance Bureau of Canada)
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Automated Vehicles: The Role of Government
Speaker: Barrie Kirk (ITS Canada)
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5. Technological Tools for Safety Data Collection, Analysis, Measurement, and Results

Speakers: John Saunders & Scott Newby (Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles)
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6. Tomorrow's Mobility Landscape: From Car and Ride Sharing to Autonomous Vehicles

Speaker: Catherine Kargas (Electric Mobility Canada)
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7. A Social Marketing Approach to Reducing Cannabis Impaired Driving by Ontario Teens

Speakers: Heidi Francis, Lisa Thompson, Kimberly Bates & Andrew Davidson (Ministry of Transportation), Don Bell (OPP), Anne Leonard (Arrive Alive), Neil McOsterich & Catherine Frank (Cleansheet Communications)
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