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Almost four years into the implementation of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) international-award-winning Provincial Traffic Safety Program (PTSP), the OPP continues to build on the successes of the program to promote traffic safety on OPP patrolled highways and roadways. Introduced in March of 2007, the PTSP is a proactive, intelligence-led approach to traffic safety that, initially, targeted “the big three” causes of injury and death in jurisdictions patrolled by the OPP; impaired driving, aggressive driving and failure to use occupant restraints. While the number of road fatalities was higher in 2010 (330) than in 2009, (310), there remains an overall 28 per
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in which there were 16,767 persons injured. In 2009, collisions were reduced to 69,560 with 14,779 personal injuries collisions. In 2010, there was a further reduction in collisions to 69,218 in which 14,737 persons were injured. According to research conducted by the Canadian Automobile Association, distracting driving has become the number one road safety concern among Canadians. While texting and driving has been identified as a key problem, other driving behaviours that distract drivers are also a concern. The OPP, in its unwavering commitment to traffic safety will be targeting this issue by adopting distracted driving as its fourth major pillar of the Provincial Traffic Safety Program to ensure that
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The unprecedented reductions we are seeing in the number of deaths, personal injury and vehicle collisions across the province have earned us international recognition as a world leader in traffic safety and we will continue to improve on our ability to save lives on our roads through enhancements to our PTSP.
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(NC)—Many Canadians have come to believe that the best way to warm up a cold vehicle is to let it run. After all, it seems logical to us northern brave hearts that if everything outside the vehicle is frozen solid, everything inside the car will be petrified as well. The longer we let the car run, the faster it will warm up, right? Not so. Contrary to popular belief, excessive idling is not the best way to warm up your vehicle in cold weather; driving it is. Consider these facts recently presented by Natural Resources Canada in its new publication Lean and Clean: Best Practices for Fuel-Efficient Driving: • Some drivers let their vehicle run for six to eight minutes or more to warm up the inside of the vehicle. Letting a vehicle warm up for that long
only warms the engine. It does nothing for the wheel bearings, steering, suspension, transmission and tires. These parts can only be warmed up by driving the vehicle, which in turn, allows the ventilation system to heat the inside of the vehicle; • By using a block heater for just a couple of hours on a timer, your vehicle will reach its optimal operating temperature faster; • The faster your vehicle reaches that temperature, the more efficiently it will run; • The average vehicle with a three-litre engine wastes 300 millilitres – more than one cup – of fuel for every 10 minutes of idling; You can find more helpful tips for fuel-efficient driving on the NRCan website at www.vehicles.nrcan.gc.ca.
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Metrolinx saves municipalities money on accessible public transit vehicles
Metrolinx has purchased 27 new accessible eightmetre buses through joint procurement partnerships between 11 municipalities, the first collaboration of its kind for specialized vehicles in Ontario. Municipalities and their non-profit specialized transit service providers who participated in the joint bus order are saving approximately $400,000 on the order that is valued at $3.5 million. “Accessible transit can be an important lifeline for people with disabilities and seniors to access jobs, community, friends and family,” said Ajax-Pickering MPP Joe Dickson. “Helping Ontario communities purchase accessible buses and improve transit is part
of the McGuinty government’s Open Ontario plan.” The 11 participating municipalities and nonprofit organizations are Durham Region, Sarnia, North Bay, Welland, Kenora, HAGI (Thunder Bay), Cornwall, Community Care North Hastings (Bancroft), Oakville, St. Thomas and York Region. “By working together, we were able to generate a significant cost savings with a lower unit price on the new buses and reduced administrative costs for all parties associated with the joint procurement process,” said Metrolinx President and CEO Bruce McCuaig. “We are helping municipalities get more out of their investment and continuing to make progress
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Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (PBA) have announced the installation of a second NEXUS lane within the Peace Bridge CBSA plaza. This new NEXUS lane will provide additional expedited processing opportunities during busy commuter times and other peak travel events at the crossing. “Locating another NEXUS lane at the Peace Bridge is a welcome enhancement and certainly improves our ability to facilitate frequent travel between Canada and the United States,” said Authority Chairman Ken Schoetz. “As the bridge is the busiest NEXUS corridor in the region, with nearly 300,000 expedited crossings per year, this move is a tangible
demonstration of CBSA’s commitment to helping us make the border work better.” The equipment in the additional NEXUS lane was installed in inspection lane number two beside the existing NEXUS lane, and will be made available for high-volume traffic periods such as regional sporting events, commuter periods, and traffic during Lake Erie summer cottage season. The original dedicated NEXUS lane remains open during regular hours (seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. / 10 p.m. for Buffalo Sabres home games). The NEXUS program is a bi-national program jointly administered by the CBSA and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (U.S. CBP) for low-risk,
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(NC)—The life-cycle of a vehicle is long, complex, and inevitably involves the release of harmful smog-forming emissions into the atmosphere. The life of a vehicle on the road and the environmental impact it can have at the end of its life is especially pronounced when the vehicle is model year 1995 or older. On the road Vehicles of model-year 1995 or older lack the latest technology for reducing airpolluting emissions. In fact, a 1995 or older vehicle produces up to 19 times more smog forming emissions than 2004 or newer vehicles. After life If a car is not properly retired at the end of its life, it can have a negative impact on the environment. Failure to remove fluids, such as gas, oil and coolants, could result in the contamination of our air, water and soil. Additionally, when recyclers reuse components of the vehicles that are safe to reclaim and do not contribute to the vehicle’s emissions, they reduce the need to manufacture new parts. Therefore, it is important for owners to ensure their vehicles are properly disposed of in the end. Until March 31, 2011, Ontarians who own 1995 model year and older vehicles can do just that and get rewarded for it by participating in Retire Your Ride, Canada’s national vehicle recycling program. The program has its own recycling Code of Practice that ensures the following steps are followed: • Draining of Fluids: On average, between 20 and 40 litres of fluid are removed from a vehicle and disposed of responsibly. • Part Removal: The vehicle is dismantled, reusable parts (except those related to emissions) are inspected, tested and prepared for resale. • Recycling and Recovery of Material – The empty body of the vehicle is crushed and shredded. Ferrous materials (such as iron) and nonferrous materials (such as aluminum) are then separated and reused to make new vehicles and other products. To date, the program has responsibly recycled more than 90,000 vehicles from Canada’s roads, reducing smog forming emissions by over 4,800 tonnes. More information is available online at retireyourride. ca.
HARPER GOVERNMENT MOVES FORWARD WITH REGULATIONS FOR RENEWABLE FUEL CONTENT IN DIESEL FUEL AND HEATING OIL
The Harper Government has announced that it is moving forward with the requirement for an average 2 per cent renewable content in diesel fuel and heating oil. “When we announced our Renewable Fuels Strategy, we were clear that the 2 per cent requirement would be implemented subject to technical feasibility,” said the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment. “After positive results, we are moving forward with this requirement which will result in further reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately in cleaner air for all Canadians.’’ “We are meeting the commitments we have made to farmers, rural communities and industry to regulate the use of renewable fuels,” said the Honourable Lebel, Minister of State (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec). “The new renewable fuel content in biodiesel and heating oil will give our farmers another market for their crops and demonstrates how agriculture can contribute to reducing Canada’s environmental footprint.” Government’s Renewable Fuels Regulations were published on September 1, 2010. The regulations already require an average of 5 per cent renewable content in gasoline. The regulations also contained the provisions to require an average of 2 per cent
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Again this year, two fleets in North America will be recognized for their commitment to safety through the 2011 Volvo Trucks Safety Award. The honorees will each receive $25,000 to be used in their safety-related activities. 2011 marks the third consecutive year that Volvo Trucks will highlight the safety efforts of two outstanding fleets. Michelin again joins Volvo in sponsoring the Volvo Trucks Safety Award, focusing on the importance of highway safety for the trucking industry and all motorists. “Safety has long been a Volvo core value, and a central concern of the entire trucking industry,” said Ron Huibers, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Volvo Trucks in North America. “The Volvo Trucks Safety Award is a way to recognize the industry’s best for their excellent work and dedication to safety.” “Highway safety starts long before trucks take to the road,” Huibers said. “Our vehicles feature active safety technologies, like Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology and Volvo Enhanced Cruise, that make the highways safer for all of us. Volvo Trucks and Michelin view this award as an opportunity to support fleets in furthering their own commitments to safety.” The Volvo Trucks Safety Award is open to all U.S. and Canadian fleets operating at least five Class 8 units. Fleets must have at least one Volvo tractor in operation to be eligible for the award. Entrants will be ranked by their accident frequency rates. Participating fleets will also be judged on their accident prevention activities. The deadline for entry is June 30, 2011. The winners of the award will be announced during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in Oct. 2011. The two grand prizes will be awarded to the fleets with the best records in two divisions based on annual vehicle miles traveled: less than 20 million miles and more than 20 million miles. Complete rules and entry forms are at http:// www.volvotruckssafetyaward. com The winners of the 2010 Volvo Trucks Safety Award were MacKinnon Transport of Guelph, Ontario, and Upper Lakes Foods, Cloquet, Minnesota.
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