Here’s what’s happening with road safety in Mississauga
Published February 5, 2020 at 9:38 pm
As traffic incidents continue to make headlines in Mississauga and the Region of Peel in general, the cities are working to come up with some solutions.
One solution that’s been discussed over the past two years?
So, what is it, exactly?
The Region of Peel’s Vision Zero Road Safety plan was created to help stop people from getting hurt or dying in motor vehicle collisions in Peel.
Originating in Sweden in 1997, Vision Zero is now a phenomenon throughout North America.
Their vision is “zero fatal and injury collisions for all road users–drivers, pedestrians & cyclists” and its key message is “no loss of life is acceptable.”
Council adopted the Vision Zero framework in December 2017.
Its goal is to reduce and most importantly end injuries or deaths caused by motor vehicle collisions.
This goal is ultimately based on everyone sharing the responsibility of road safety, which includes whether you’re involved in the road system, vehicle manufacturers or road users.
Their goals also include creating safer intersections, reducing aggressive driving, reducing distracted driving, reducing impaired driving, protecting pedestrians and protecting cyclists.
Together with their partners, the Region of Peel has reviewed traffic collision information in Peel, pinpointed key problem areas and set actions to make improvements in each key problem area.
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