CCMTA's Road Safety Vision 2010, a national effort at making Canada's roads the safest in the world, and its road safety targets were officially endorsed by all Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety in the fall of 2000. The Vision provides Canada's road safety community with benchmarks against which to develop new strategies and measure intervention efforts.
The Vision comprises a broad range of initiatives that emphasizes on road users, roadways and motor vehicles and is specifically aimed to:
raise public awareness of road safety issues
improve communication, cooperation and collaboration among road safety agencies
enhance enforcement measures
improve national road safety data quality and collection
A national target has been established which calls for:
The timeframe to 2010 is intended to build upon the achievements of existing programs as well as establish effective new programs to support the introduction of targets in areas not previously addressed on a national scale. The targets will be closely monitored, reported and adjusted if necessary, at the midpoint of the plan in 2006.
Vision 2010 is supported by all levels of government, as well as by instrumental public and private sector stakeholders, including the enforcement community. To this end, the RCMP, CACP, and provincial and municipal police forces have incorporated Road Safety Vision 2010 targets into their business plans.
**The RSV 2010 sub-target for high-risk drivers originally called for a 20% reduction in the number of road users fatally or seriously injured in crashes involving this group. The CCMTA's High-Risk Driving (HRD) Task Force recently developed a uniform definition of HRDs, so that all jurisdictions could more easily identify these individuals in their databases. However, most jurisdictions were unable to identify HRDs under their existing information systems. Consequently, the new sub-target pertaining to this target group is that all jurisdictions' driver/collision information systems be capable of identifying HRDs by 2010.