Every year, hundreds of Albertans are killed in traffic collisions. Every one of those people was someone's family member or friend.
In 2007, Alberta became the first jurisdiction in Canada to introduce a traffic safety plan. Alberta’s Traffic Safety Plan: Saving Lives on Alberta’s Roads (TSP) was developed in consultation with key stakeholders and was Alberta’s blueprint for meeting targets set out in the national strategy, Canada’s Road Safety Vision 2010. The purpose of the TSP was to identify priority safety challenges and to develop ways for government, enforcement, and community safety stakeholders to work cooperatively together.
In 2012, an updated strategy – Traffic Safety Plan 2015 – was developed to build on the successes of the first plan and to keep a focus on priority safety areas such as impaired driving, speed, use of occupant restraints, and intersections.
Since then Alberta Transportation has been considering the vision of zero deaths and serious injuries on Alberta’s roads. With Vision Zero under consideration we hope to recognize that transportation-related deaths and serious injuries are neither acceptable nor inevitable. They can be prevented if we all make safety a top priority. Everyone is accountable for transportation safety – we each need to play our part.
Saferoads is a key tool for sharing information and resources as we strive toward Vision Zero. On this site, you can learn about rules of the road, note frequently asked questions and become familiar with our education and awareness activities supporting the Alberta Traffic Safety Calendar.
Additionally you can order free resources to support local traffic safety initiatives within your community and apply for funding through the Alberta Traffic Safety Fund. You can also find important contact information regarding our team of Community Mobilization Consultants who work across the province to support communities and stakeholders in identifying and addressing local traffic safety challenges.
As you explore Saferoads, we encourage you to think about the impact you can have in your own community to improve safety on our roads. Whether it’s through the safer decisions you personally make as a road user, or through collaboration with others in your community, there are information and resources here to help!