Thursday, May 06, 2010

RCMP Improving Public Roadway Safety



National Road Safety 

Vision 2010


The RCMP in British Columbia has over 600 dedicated traffic services officers who provide traffic law enforcement, public education and work closely with partners to make our roads safe.
Our overall Strategic Objective is to make the roads of British Columbia the safest in the world.  We have adopted the strategies and objectives of the National Road Safety Vision 2010.  The overall RSV2010 objective is a 30% decrease in the number of road users killed or seriously injured during the 2008-2010 period over the comparable 1996-2001 figures. We are “Dedicated to Improving Public Safety on Our Roadways”.

Our primary enforcement targets are those driving behaviours that cause roadway fatalities and serious injuries:
  • Unbelted drivers and passengers
  • Impaired drivers by alcohol, drugs or medication
  • Aggressive Drivers
  • Intersection Infractions
By targeting these behaviours the number of fatalities has decreased Province wide from 460 in 2002 to 410 in 2007.

Mission Statement

Dedicated to improving public safety on our roadways.

Vision

To have the safest roads in the world by the year 2010 through quality data collection, the dedicated application of problem solving, partnership building, enforcement and education strategies, and evaluation of our programs.

Strategic Plan

Challenges
Every year some 2900 Canadians are killed and nearly 15,281 are seriously injured in Canada. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among the youth of this country. Our challenge is to reduce this carnage by developing effective strategies with our communities.
Targets
We have set an aggressive target to achieve a 30 per cent decrease in the number of people fatally or seriously injured on our roadways by the year 2010. We will achieve this target in each Division by meeting the following objectives:



  • Achieve a 95% minimum seat belt wearing rate and proper use of child restraints



  • Reduce the number of roads users fatally or seriously injured on rural roads by 40%



  • Reduce the number of people fatally or seriously injured in crashes involving drinking and driving by 40%



  • Reduce the number of unbelted occupants killed or seriously injured by 40%



  • Reduce the number of drivers who are killed or seriously injured in speed and intersection related crashes by 20%



  • Reduce the number of young drivers/riders (16-19 years) killed or seriously injured in crashes by 20%



  • Reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured in crashes involving commercial carriers by 20%



  • Reduce the number of vulnerable road users (pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists) killed or seriously injured by 30%

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