A traffic safety issue in my community has been identified. I have an idea, now what?
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Southwest Alberta Road Safety Society
To increase community public safety and save lives on Alberta Roads, through professional road safety education for children & adults in Southwest Alberta.
Our instructional program includes proper helmet use, intersection safety, pedestrian safety, speed awareness, cross walk safety, the proper use of occupant restraints and the rules of the road.
Our road safety programing includes a collaborative and highly motivated group of road safety professionals with a true interest in making Southwest Alberta a great place to live.
Started in 2009 & currently running in 7 Southwest Alberta Communities
Identify partner agencies and communities that supported this initiative.
Bring everyone together as equal partners, functioning as a highly cohesive professional group to deliver broad based traffic safety education.
Increase the general publics understanding and create an awareness of traffic safety injury and fatality rates in Southwest Alberta.
Increase helmet use for children under 18 in Southwest Alberta.
Increase public safety in all communities across Southwest Alberta, through ongoing professional traffic safety instruction.
Through professional collaboration and building solid working relationships with community stakeholders, we have managed to grow this program into something embraced and valued in our communities. Currently we serve 7 different communities and provide this program to 5000 + children each year.
In 2011 we were awarded the Alberta Municipal Affairs Ministers Award for: Municipal Excellence – Safe Communities.
Contact person: Kevin BRANDVOLD
Phone: (403) 308-8297