CRISP shares resources and expertise to implement on-going, collaborative, and integrated intersection safety initiatives to reduce the frequency and severity of intersection collisions in the Capital Region. Initiatives involve integration of education, engineering, and enforcement strategies, and target four priorities: red light violations, pedestrian safety, speed and high crash locations.


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Urban Traffic Safety Conference 2014

Hold the Dates: April 28-May 2, 2014

Edmonton’s 6th Annual International Conference on URBAN TRAFFIC SAFETY: Innovation in Urban Traffic Safety: Working Smarter to Save Lives

April 28-May 2, 2014
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Hosted by: Office of Traffic Safety, City of Edmonton

For the fifth year, CRISP is proud to sponsor Edmonton's Annual International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety. Innovation in Urban Traffic Safety: Working Smarter to Save Lives is the theme for the conference this year.
The goal of the conference is: Achieving state-of-the-art urban traffic safety through innovation and collaboration.

The conference is designed for over 300 national and international delegates who are working together to improve urban traffic safety in our communities. The conference is designed for law enforcement, engineers, legal professionals, community partners, academics and researchers, students, and professionals interested in the latest traffic safety strategies.

Visit www.trafficsafetyconference.com to find out more about the conference and how to register for this event.

[Posted April 8, 2014]

Safe Systems Approach

CRISP secured the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) in Australia to complete a pilot project on the engineering application of the Safe System Approach at selected intersections within Alberta’s Capital Region. The Safe System aims to define how intersections should ‘look and operate’ in order to towards a death and serious injury-free transportation system. Several countries have used the Safe System philosophy to develop and implement successful road safety programs, including Vision Zero in Sweden and Sustainable Safety in the Netherlands.

The intent of the project was to highlight the differences between the traditional road-safety practices within the Capital Region and those which can be generated via Safe System approach. The review examines the road environment within the Capital Region and provides recommendations to mitigate any safety risks identified from engineering application of the Safe System model.

pdf icon Click here to download the full Safe System Report

pdf icon Click here to download the Safe System Report Summary

pdf icon Click here to download the Safe System Technical Summary

[Posted January 29, 2013 Read More»]

Automated Enforcement and Detection of Driver Risk

CRISP partners supported a proof-of-concept study to explore the untapped potential of automated enforcement data. The original belief was that municipalities and law enforcement agencies across Alberta are sitting on a rich store of traffic safety information and could this data be put to work in other ways.

The study found positive relationships between AE violations and other traffic-related behaviours. It also found that drivers with high numbers of AE violations were more likely than other drivers to be involved in criminal activities. The overriding conclusion for this study is that AE data can play an important role in the development of more effective intervention strategies that will make our roadways and communities safer for everyone.

Click here to download the Automated Enforcement and Detection of Driver Risk report summary

[Posted January 29, 2013 Read More»]

Urban Traffic Safety Conference 2013

Hold the Dates: April 28-May 2, 2013

For the fourth year, CRISP is proud to sponsor Edmonton's Annual International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety. Transformational Leadership in Traffic Safety – Building Urban Traffic Safety Culture is the theme for the conference this year that will be held April 28-May 2, 2013 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

[Posted January 29, 2013 Read More»]

Safe System Workshop – April 26, 2012

The Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership (CRISP) is dedicated to reducing the frequency and severity of intersection collisions. To that end, we are excited to host a workshop on Thursday, April 26, 2012. This event is offered in conjunction with the 4th Annual International Urban Traffic Safety Conference, which is being held at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton from April 23 - 26.

[Posted April 16, 2012 Read More»]

Urban Traffic Safety Conference 2012

Once again, CRISP is proud to co-host the International Urban Traffic Safety Conference being held in Edmonton at the Shaw Conference Centre April 23-26, 2012. This year, the theme of the conference it Building Safer Communities

[Posted October 11, 2011 Read More»]

Urban Traffic Safety Conference 2011

CRISP is proud to co-host Edmonton's 3rd Annual International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety. Moving Forward: Creative Approaches to Improving Urban Traffic Safety in our Communities is the theme for the 2011 event that will be held April 17–21 at the Sutton Place Hotel.

Visit www.trafficsafetyconference.com to find out more about the conference and how to register for this event.

[Posted March 15, 2011 Read More»]

Collision Cost Study:
Crashes in the Capital Region cost nearly $1 billion annually

CRISP commissioned a study to determine average and total costs of collisions involving fatalities, injuries and property damage in Devon, Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, St. Albert and Stony Plain. The study estimates that each fatal collision costs more than $180,000, an injury collision costs almost $40,000 and the average collision that only involves property damage costs approximately $11,000.

pdf icon Click to download the Summary (416k PDF)

pdf icon Click to dowload and read the entire Collision Cost Study (1.7 mB PDF)

[Posted April 24, 2010 Read More»]

Anatomy of a Crash:
Capital Region partners release cost of collisions report for the region

On April 14th CRISP released the results of the Collision Cost Study by illustrating the vast resources involved when a vehicle collision occurs. With more than 60,000 motor vehicle collisions in the Capital Region every year, we need to understand the costs if we want people to take real action to reduce collisions.

[Posted Oct 11, 2010 Read More»]

Urban Traffic Safety Conference

CRISP is proud to co-host Edmonton's 2nd International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety. Improving Traffic Safety: Championing Collaboration for Success in Our Communities is the theme for the 2010 event that will be held April 25-29 at the Sutton Place Hotel.

Visit www.trafficsafetyconference.com to find out more about the conference and how to register for this event.

[Posted January 11, 2010: Read More»]

2010: CRISP Public Awareness Campaign:
Rushed a Left Turn – Real Consequences

The Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership (CRISP), a partnership of traffic safety experts focused on saving lives and preventing injuries on Capital Region roads, is reminding drivers to pay attention when driving and to be extra careful when making left turns at intersections.

On Monday, January 4th, 2010, CRISP launched the second message in its Real Consequences campaign with a focus on encouraging drivers to take the time make safe left turns. This latest advertising campaign consists of billboards, transit shelters and radio commercials that will be seen and heard throughout the Capital Region. It is all part of a campaign that is focused on reminding motorists that driving is not a game, but instead has real consequences if not taken seriously.

[Posted January 7, 2010: News Release]

2009: CRISP Public Awareness Campaign: Speeding – Real Consequences

The Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership (CRISP), a partnership of safety experts, is spreading the message to drivers to slow down in an effort to save lives in the Capital Region.

On Monday, April 6th, 2009, CRISP launched its new advertising campaign “Real Consequences” reminding drivers that driving is not a game, but an activity that drivers need to take seriously. The campaign focuses on the consequence of speeding and it utilizes billboards, transit shelters and radio advertising.

[Posted April. 3, 2009: News Release (edmontonpolice.ca)]

2008: INTERSECT Symposium 2008: A forum for traffic safety professionals

On January 30 – February 1, 2008 the Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership (CRISP) hosted the inaugural INTERSECT 2008 Symposium that explored issues and solutions to increase intersection safety on urban and rural roads. More than 160 delegates attended the two day symposium and many also participated in the one day workshops.
The symposium brought together road safety professionals from engineering, enforcement, evaluation and public education to discuss issues and solutions for both urban and rural settings.

[Posted April. 3, 2008: Read More »]

2007: CRISP Public Awareness Campaign: Drive to Live!

The Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership (CRISP), a partnership of Capital Region safety experts, is spreading another hard-hitting message to drivers and pedestrians in an effort to save lives on Capital Region roads.

On Tuesday, November 6th, 2007, The Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership (CRISP) launched their fall pedestrian and driver safety campaign. The goal of the campaign is to educate pedestrians and drivers to practice sharing the road, and the responsibility of both parties to be aware and look out for each other

2006: CRISP Public Awareness Campaign: Drive to Live!

The Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership (CRISP), a partnership of Capital Region safety experts, is spreading another hard-hitting message to drivers in an effort to save lives on Capital Region roads.

On Monday November 6, 2006, CRISP launched a major public awareness campaign, “Intersection ahead. Slow down or be dead quick”, urging motorists to “Drive to Live”, particularly at intersections. The campaign will utilize billboard, radio and print advertising.

[Posted September 08, 2006: Read More »]

Workshop
Intersection Safety – A Safe System Approach

The Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership (CRISP) presented a workshop case study on intersection safety: A Safe System Approach perspective

Motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of injury-related death and disability among Capital Region residents. Each year, there are approximately 25,000 collisions in the region and two out of three injury collisions occur in intersections. To address this problem, the Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership (CRISP) hosted a half day workshop to case study a local intersection and examine how a Safe System Approach can be utilized to make intersections safer.

Eric Howard, leading traffic safety expert from VicRoads in Australia and champion of the Safe Systems Approach, led this interactive workshop. Local traffic safety experts completed the multi-disciplinary panel to include engineering, enforcement, injury prevention and education/communication aspects of intersection safety.

Click here to view Eric Howard’s PowerPoint presentation. [6.8 mb]