Near the Top in Road Safety

first_imgNova Scotia has one of the safest driving records in the countryaccording to national traffic collision statistics. The province has the third lowest rate of injuries, and thefourth lowest rate of fatalities compared to other provincial andterritorial roads. The data is reported in the 2002 CanadianMotor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics publication. “Our road safety record is improving, but collision rates arestill too high,” said Transportation and Public Works MinisterRon Russell. “We will work to reduce these rates even more overthe coming years.” Nova Scotia is working with police, industry, and otherorganizations to reach benchmarks set by Road Safety Vision 2010,a national plan that aims to reduce the number of road userskilled and seriously injured by 2010. The province’s Road SafetyAdvisory Committee assists government in developing road safetypriorities and programs. In 2002, Nova Scotia had 912.4 injuries and 13.5 fatalities per100,000 licensed drivers. The rates in Canada are 1076.3 and 13.9respectively. The 2002 Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic CollisionStatistics also show that Nova Scotia had the third lowest rateon the basis of traffic deaths per billion vehicle kilometrestravelled. Deaths and hospitalizations due to motor vehicle collisions havenoticeably declined across Canada in recent decades. For example,since 1982 the road traffic death rate has declined by almost 50per cent in Canada, and almost 60 per cent in Nova Scotia. Thisdecrease has occurred despite increasing numbers of vehicles andlicensed drivers on our roads. More information on the 2002 Canadian Motor Vehicle TrafficCollision Statistics can be found on the website atwww.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/tp/tp3322/2002/menu.htm .last_img read more

Mobay Stakeholders Urged to Take Action on Climate Change

Chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Godfrey Dyer, has called on various stakeholders in Montego Bay to take action on climate change by doing more to protect the local environment.“To many of you, the [climate change] topic belongs only to scientists and politicians, but it has to be the concern of everyone,” Mr. Dyer said at the recent launch of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) Expo 2019 at the S Hotel on Jimmy Cliff Boulevard.He noted that tourism is dependent upon the environment and Montego Bay has earned the reputation of being one of the most appealing destinations in the region.Mr. Dyer indicated that TEF has been playing its role, through collaboration with the St. James Municipal Corporation, to erect bins throughout the city.In addition, he said that the agency has contributed “vast sums to the preservation and sustainability of the environment, through the local authorities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs)”.“But the task belongs to every one of us. I will, therefore, be using this opportunity to appeal to each and every one to make environment protection part of your daily routine,” he added.The 18th staging of the MBCCI Expo will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from September 20 to 22.The event, under the theme ‘Driving Success through Enterprise’, will provide an avenue for MBCCI members and industry partners to showcase their goods and services as well as network and forge partnerships. Story Highlights Chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Godfrey Dyer, has called on various stakeholders in Montego Bay to take action on climate change by doing more to protect the local environment. He noted that tourism is dependent upon the environment and Montego Bay has earned the reputation of being one of the most appealing destinations in the region. “To many of you, the [climate change] topic belongs only to scientists and politicians, but it has to be the concern of everyone,” Mr. Dyer said at the recent launch of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) Expo 2019 at the S Hotel on Jimmy Cliff Boulevard. read more