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Road Safety/Addressing Motor Vehicle Collisions

We know that road safety is an important public health issue, as motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of serious injury and death in this province, espcially for Nova Scotian youth.  We work to address this important issue through partnership work in a number of areas.
  • Participating as community co-chair with the Road Safety Advisory Committee for 2012-2014 and 2014-2016 terms, where evidence-informed policy change is identified and recommended
  • Supporting youth road safety engagement provincially
  • Addressing the culture of alcohol and its impact on road safety
  • Addressing cannabis and other drugs and their impact on road safety
  • Facilitating impaired and distracted driving sessions 

We know that we can lower injury levels by changing unsafe driver behaviours, designing , building and maintaining safer roads and vehicles.  Through the combined efforts of evidence-based policies, engineering and strategic education we will improve the safety on our roads, for all of us.

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Did You Know?

We often say it is not that we are drinking in our communities but how we are drinking that is the issue.  When risky consumption patterns and attitudes towards alcohol are adopted by a community as a whole, the harms escalate, - and we all suffer.