In the aftermath of Nusrat Jahan’s death while riding a bicycle, the federal government announced it will create a task force with the provinces and territories “to discuss safety measures to reduce injuries and fatalities involving cyclists, pedestrians and heavy trucks”.
For those of you who may have missed it, Nusrat Jahan is a 23 year old women who was killed by a large truck while cycling in a segregated bike lane in downtown Ottawa on September 1, 2016.
Transport Canada will be taking the lead for the federal government in the task force, which is being established through the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators. The task force is suppose to explore the use of cameras, sensor systems, side guards, as well as educational safety and awareness programs.
In addition to the task force, Transport Canada will undertake a study examining the benefits of modern technologies to reduce collisions between vulnerable road users (cyclists and pedestrians) and heavy trucks.
For more about this subject, click here for an article in the Ottawa Citizen.
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