Creating safer intersections

More than 71% of collisions that cause injuries or death happen at intersections.

We're working to keep all road users safer at intersections by:

Reducing aggressive driving

Deaths or injuries caused by aggressive driving happen when drivers follow too close, disobey traffic signals, don't give right of way, or speed. We'll reduce aggressive driving deaths and injuries by:

Reducing distracted driving

Deaths or injuries caused by distracted driving happen when drivers don't pay attention while driving. We'll work with the police to reduce distracted driving deaths and injuries by:

Reducing impaired driving

Impaired driving deaths or injuries are caused by drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

We'll work with the police to reduce impaired driving deaths and injuries by supporting programs such as R.I.D.E., The Last Drink, M.A.D.D. 911 and DriveSafe.

Protecting pedestrians

Pedestrian collisions involve a motor vehicle and people walking along the road.

We'll work to prevent pedestrian deaths and injuries by:

Protecting cyclists

Cyclist collisions involve a motor vehicle and a person riding a bicycle.

We'll work to prevent cyclist deaths and injuries by:

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Peel Vision Zero Road Safety

No loss of life is acceptable due to a motor vehicle collision

About Vision Zero

This approach to road safety originated in Sweden in 1994. It has been adopted in various forms around the world.

Vision Zero can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable due to a motor vehicle collision.

In today's Vision Zero jurisdictions, we base our decisions on these considerations:

This approach will not only prevent collisions from happening in the first place, but also will minimize the consequences of the collisions that do take place.

Other information

The Region of Peel has developed a Road Safety Strategic Plan (RSSP) to address collisions on Regional roads that result in injury or death.

The RSSP aims to address several priorities outlined in the Region of Peel's 2015-2035 Strategic Plan by promoting healthy and age-friendly built environments and building a community that promotes safe mobility, walkability, healthy living, and various modes of transportation.

Goal and vision

The Road Safety Strategic Plan (2018 -2022) reflects Peel Region's adoption of the Vision Zero framework.

The Vision: Zero fatal and injury collisions for all road users.

Short-Term Goal: a 10% reduction in fatal and injury collisions by 2022.

The ultimate goal is that no one should be injured or killed in Peel Region because of a collision.

Plan aspects and overview

The Road Safety Strategic Plan is a structured program to improve safety for road users.

Region of Peel Council approved the Vision Zero Road Safety Strategic Plan in September 2018.

The program will improve safety through a data-driven effort, incorporating public input and Regional Council priorities by:

  • Prioritizing emphasis areas.
  • Coordinating with our partners and stakeholders to improve road safety.
  • Implementing new or expanded safety countermeasures.

The adoption and implementation of Vision Zero in a jurisdiction requires legislative and significant cultural changes to the approach taken towards road safety, road design, enforcement, and the education of road users.

Emphasis Areas

We determined our Emphasis Areas through analyzing past collisions and consulting with the public.

Our analysis and consultations revealed these top categories:

4 E's

Enhancing road safety requires a multidisciplinary, holistic, and integrated approach.

The Region of Peel's Road Safety Strategic Plan contains action items that represent our 4-E's of road safety:

  • Engineering changes to the physical roadway,
  • Education are the measures that change road user behaviour,
  • Enforcement of the rules of the road, and
  • Empathy helps drivers understand the consequences of their actions.