The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit invites anyone in the field of injury prevention to join our webinar presentations. Speakers from around the world make presentations on relevant topics related to injury prevention, with a focus on evidence-based information and new research.
Each year there are at least six one-hour presentations which include time for questions from participants.
Modernizing the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act to Improve Safety for People Cycling and Other Vulnerable Road Users
Dr. Kay Teschke
Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 10:00 to 11:00 AM PST
Abstract: This talk will review why the Motor Vehicle Act needs to be improved for people on bikes, wheelchairs, mobility scooters, horses, or on foot. It will review the aims of reform, outline 25 recommendations of the BC Road Safety Law Reform Group, and provide a more complete description of the reasoning behind 5 of them.
Bio: Dr. Kay Teschke is Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She initiated the Cycling in Cities Research Program in 2004 to investigate route infrastructure that encourages or discourages bicycling and that increases or decreases risks of cycling injuries. Kay serves on the BC Road Safety Law Reform Group and two BC Road Safety Strategy Working Committees (Safe Roads and Communities, Research and Data). She was a consultant for the City of Vancouver Cycling Safety Study, a member of the BC Coroner Service Child Death Review Panel on pedestrian, cycling, and non-motorized fatalities, and an expert reviewer of the Bike Sense Manual, Public Health Ontario’s bicycle helmet legislation synthesis, and the BC Public Health Officer’s report on road safety.