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October 2019
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INDUSTRY NEWS
All eyes on the road towards Vision Zero
AUTOMOTIVE WORLD
 

Vision Zero aims to eliminate road fatalities and serious injuries through the introduction of a range of strategies and technologies, writes Matthew Avery

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Higher speed limits don't mean safer roads, researcher says
CBC NEWS
 

Raising the speed limit on highways can pose serious safety risks, according to research conducted by a British Columbia professor.

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Tesla’s New Smart Summon Feature Causing Confusion in Parking Lots
IPHONE IN CANADA
 

Tesla released the latest version 10.0 software update for its electric vehicles in Canada over the weekend and while it didn’t include the new Smart Summon feature, it appears the company’s new autonomous parking feature is causing a lot of confusion in the parking lots across the U.S. 

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Marking the way to driverless cars? Ontario’s 407 ETR, 3M team up to test novel road tape
ON-SITE MAGAZINE
 

Earlier this summer, 3M Canada and 407 ETR Concession Company Ltd. — the private group that operates Ontario’s Hwy. 407 — announced a new project aimed at easing the transition from human drivers to autonomous ones.

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Ontario Launches Speed Limit Pilots and Consultations
NEWSROOM ONTARIO
 

The Ontario government is launching three-speed limit pilots on select highways to explore new ways to improve traffic flow on provincial highways.

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80% of pedestrian deaths so far in 2019 are older adults, seniors
CBC NEWS
 

More than 80 per cent of the pedestrians killed on Toronto's roads so far this year are older adults or seniors, data from Toronto police shows.

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$25 million in improvements to Highways 11 and 94
NORTHERN ONTARIO BUSINESS
 

Ontario announced more than $25 million in improvements to Highway 11 in North Bay and Highway 94 in Callander on Sept. 13. Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli announced that construction is moving ahead on these two projects, with $5.7 million of work set to begin on Highway 94 on Sept. 16.

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OTC EVENTS
OTC Calendar of Events
 

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MUNICIPAL NEWS
October is Pedestrian Safety Month in Peel 
REGION OF PEEL
 

Pedestrian and motor vehicle collisions increase in the fall and winter months. For this reason, the Region of Peel and its partners have declared October as Pedestrian Safety Month.

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Volunteers use planters, paint to make North York street safer
CTV NEWS
 

A residential street in North York got a makeover this weekend as part of a five-day pilot project aimed at increasing safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

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London motorists hit hardest in intersection safety enforcement blitz
GLOBAL NEWS
 

A five-day intersection safety enforcement blitz has drawn to a close and motorists appear to have been hit the hardest.

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1,754 Toronto drivers ticketed in back-to-school safety blitz
CAN INDIA
 

This year’s annual back-to-school safety blitz conducted by the Toronto police netted 1,754 tickets within the first week of classes.

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Addressing school zone traffic a community effort
LONDONER
 

Early mornings in front of schools these days are fraught with frustration.

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Milton Launches New Traffic Campaign Focusing on School Zones
IN HALTON
 

Milton’s school traffic safety campaign encourages drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to stay safe around school zones, school crossings and pedestrian crossover (PXO) locations.

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Less than half our elementary schools have reduced speed limits. Is that safe?
SOO TODAY
 

The following resolution has been placed on the agenda of this week's City Council meeting by Ward 5 Counc. Matthew Scott and Corey Gardi.

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Committee gives photo radar the green light, but needs more time to consider lowering the speed limit
CBC NEWS
 

Photo radar has been endorsed by London's Civic Works Committee as an effective way of controlling speeds in school zones.

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‘Stop-arm cameras’ installed on four more Ottawa school buses: police
GLOBAL NEWS
 

Four more school buses in Ottawa have been kitted out with “stop-arm cameras” this week as children head back to school for the fall, Ottawa police say.

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Invitation to Ask Questions About Proposed Red-Light Camera Program
KINGSTON HERALD
 

Kingston residents have been invited to ask questions about the possible implementation of a red light camera program in the City.

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Cities need to encourage cycling with 10 easy steps, report finds
CBC NEWS
 

Cities need to do more to make cycling a viable transportation option for Canadians, a new study suggests.

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Send us your current municipal traffic, cycling, pedestrian, school zone and other safety, engineering, planning and enforcement articles to communications@otc.org

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