In January 2010, CRISP targeted unsafe left turns by reminding motorists that driving is not a game, but a responsibility that needs to be taken seriously. The overall goal of the campaign was to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities at Capital Region intersections by showing the real consequences that can happen when drivers make unsafe left turns in front of oncoming traffic. Unsafe left turns are consistently the second most frequently identified cause of collisions in the Capital Region. Statistics indicate that from January to October 2009, there were 1394 collisions in Edmonton where unsafe left turns were the cause. Of those, 358 were injury collisions and 1036 involved property damage. The campaign utilized billboards, transit shelters and radio advertising and aligned with the Alberta Traffic Safety Calendar which is focusing on intersection safety for the month of January.
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2010: Rushed a Left Turn Campaign
CRISP partners share resources and expertise to implement on-going, collaborative and integrated intersection safety research and initiatives to reduce the frequency and severity of intersection collisions in Alberta’s Capital Region. Initiatives are evidence-based and integrate best practices in the areas of education, engineering and enforcement followed by evaluation of results, and target four priorities: red light violations, pedestrian safety, speed and high crash locations.
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