Edmonton think-tank to improve road safety

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EDMONTON, Alta. — An Edmonton think-tank has set out to make that city the safest place in Canada to drive by 2010.

Made up of police officers, emergency medical services, Capital Health and the Alberta Motor Association, the think-tank hopes to come up with suggestions that will improve road safety in the region. The group has already met once and has begun collecting data about the city’s road safety problem.

There will be a public consultation phase followed by a series of recommendations on enforcement and education strategies. One plan that’s being discussed is encouraging enforcement to target high-risk drivers.

“We think we can do a lot more in terms of dealing with those drivers,” Deputy Police Chief, Fred Rayner told local media.

One suggestion is to prevent suspended drivers from getting full licence privileges back once that suspension ends.

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