Provide a national coordinating role for traffic safety issues.
- Promote cooperation, communication and coordination among the police community and national partners.
- Promote sharing among police in research, training and policy standards.
- Develop, strengthen and maintain national partnerships.
- Maximize the resources of police and partners towards safer roads.
- Support community-based service delivery by providing timely risk management information and best practices warehousing.
Significant Accomplishments 2017-2018
- Provided a national coordination role in traffic safety on the pending legalization of cannabis. Presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights and the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs regarding the legalization of cannabis. Conducted numerous media interviews and organized conference calls, participated in meetings of the Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FTP) Drug-Impaired Working Group and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Cannabis Act Workshop (March 2018).
- Coordinated the annual Canada Road Safety Week and Operation Impact traffic safety campaigns in 2017 and 2018.
- Promoted the first National Impaired Driving Prevention Week.
- Supported the CCMTA white paper on distracted driving by participating in the CCMTA Survey on Distracted Driving.
- Continued the development and strengthening of partnerships through participation in the CCSO Working Group on Impaired Driving.
- Responded to the letter from Minister Wilson-Raybould about lowering Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) from .8 to .5.
- Provided coordination and support for the CACP, CCMTA, AOCP Traffic Safety Awards.
Initiatives Planned for 2019
- Coordinate the annual Canada Road Safety Week and Operation Impact traffic safety campaigns;
- Coordinate the CACP national conference on traffic safety;
- Participate in the CACP Special Purpose Committee on Decriminalization of Drugs and support the introduction of cannabis legislation.
- Maintain relationships with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA), Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse (CCSA), MADD Canada, IACP Highway Safety Committee, the Canada Safety Council, the CCSO Working Group on Impaired Driving, and build the relationship with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA).