On May 21, the provincial government launched BC Road Safety Strategy 2025: A Collaborative Framework for Road Safety. Guided by the Road Safety Strategy Steering Committee, of which UBCM is a member, this revitalized strategy provides a clear vision of provincial road safety to 2025.
BC Road Safety Strategy 2025 is based on three pillars and is rooted in the vision of realizing zero fatalities and serious injuries on BC roads. The three pillars are:
- Working Together for The Future of Road Safety;
- Tools to Make Our Roads Safer; and,
- Inspiring British Columbians To Make Safe Road Choices.
The framework outlines the tools, initiatives, awareness campaigns and enforcement programs that are creating a road safety network in BC. It recognizes that road safety is a shared responsibility, and supports a vision for working together to reduce fatalities and serious injuries.
In alignment with Canada’s commitment to and BC’s adoption of the 2020 Stockholm Declaration, the Strategy seeks for a 50% reduction in road-related deaths and injuries by 2030.
In addition to the full Strategy, the Province has released an “at-a-glance” summary outlining key objectives and targets.