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Sudbury hosts the 2022 Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals

June 19-21 conference will address speed management, rural road safety, vulnerable road users

Sudbury Hosts the 2022 Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) Conference from June 19-21, 2022.

Every year, CARSP hosts this important conference in a Canadian city that brings together road safety professionals from various disciplines, whose sole focus is making roads and streets safer right across Canada.

This year we are very pleased to be partnering with the City of Greater Sudbury. Sudbury is a growing northern city and takes road safety very seriously.

Sudbury has been proactive in their approach to road safety with the implementation of various road safety design and active travel projects such as roundabouts and protected cycling lanes, that have made their roads and streets safer for the residents of this beautiful Northern Ontario City.

The theme of the conference is “Collaborating on the United Nations’ (UN) Decade of Action for Road Safety.”

The period 2021-2030 marks the second Decade of Action by the World Heath Organization and the UN Road Safety Collaboration.  The UN General Assembly has set out the ambitious target of preventing at least 50 per cent of global road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030. The Global Plan emphasizes the importance of a holistic approach to road safety and calls on the continued implementation of the Safe Systems Approach, leveraging co-benefits of other Sustainable Development Goals, and ensuring shared responsibility among all actors to achieve this target.

Using the lens of the Decade of Action, the 2022 CARSP Conference aims to build onto the momentum from the past decade’s successes, while highlighting the priority areas going forward.

The conference will also focus on such priority road safety issues as Speed Management, Rural Road Safety, Vulnerable Road Users (including Active Transportation), Impaired Driving, and Traffic Safety Culture.  “Traffic Safety Culture is the shared belief system of a group of people, which influences road user behaviours and stakeholder actions that impact traffic safety”.  Weaved throughout our conference, as always, is the goal of achieving Vision Zero by applying the Safe System Approach.

This year the conference will be held in a hybrid format (in-person and virtual) which will allow participation from around the world and across Canada. The program will also include many experts from Canada and around the world and as usual the CARSP conference is an opportunity for young professionals to present cutting edge research on road safety.

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Conference Centre and registration information and sponsorship opportunities can be found at