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TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario government is supporting research at five universities by donating more than $150,000 from the Road User Safety Research Fund.

Transportation Minister Brad Clark says this is the latest step in Ontario’s Action Plan for Safer Roads.

“Road safety is the number one priority of the Ministry of Transportation,” says Clark. “This investment will encourage road user safety research and is another step in our plan to improve safety on Ontario’s roads.”

The province will support the important work of qualified researchers and students as they study aggressive driving and other critical road user safety issues at the following universities:

— University of Waterloo, Department of Geography: $36,045 to study of young drivers’ exposure to risk;

— York University, LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence and conflict: $32,000 to study of stress, aggression and the driver;

— University of Western Ontario, Department of Psychology: $17,620 to study of impulsiveness in adolescent drivers;

— University of Toronto, Department of Occupational Therapy: $35,160 to study of senior drivers;

— University of Toronto/OISE, Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology: $36,175 to study of young drivers.

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