JESSICA HOLMAN-PRICE

JESSICA HOLMAN-PRICE

JESSICA HOLMAN-PRICE

MP Olivia Chow Speaks in Canadian Parliament for Side Guards

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MP MATTHEW KELLWAY SPEAKS TO CDN PARLIAMENT IN FAVOUR OF SIDE GUARDS

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NDP MP ANDREW CASH DEBATES MANDATORY SIDE GUARDS

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OLIVIA CHOW COMMUNITY FORUM ON SIDE GUARDS

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SHORT DEMO OF REMOVABLE SIDE GUARDS

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Mother of Snow plow victim calls for side guards on trucks

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Westmount honours Jessica Holman-Price

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Trucks fitted with new guard could save cyclists’ lives

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100’S KILLED IN US EACH YEAR FOR LACK OF SIDE GUARDS

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What’s Going On in Portugal Cove-St.Philip’s

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Guard rail added to snow trucks this winter

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Insurance doesn’t cover heartache

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Traffic fine only penalty in snow-removal death

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Cities move independently to put safety barriers on trucks

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Mother continues road safety crusade

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CANADA SLOW TO IMPROVE ROAD SAFETY

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Westmount to dedicate bench to Jessica Holman-Price

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Jessica Project – Lateral protection devices on the Saint-Laurent fleet of heavy vehicles

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Installation de dispositifs de protection latérale sur les camions (la campagne Jessica)
ATTENDU qu’en 2005, une jeune Montréalaise, Jessica Holman-Price, a perdu la vie à Westmount à la suite d’un accident impliquant un camion de déneigement; et

ATTENDU qu’en sa mémoire, la famille de la jeune fille a lancé la Campagne Jessica dont l’un des objectifs est d’accroître la sécurité routière en installant, entre autres, des dispositifs de protection latérale sur les véhicules lourds; et

ATTENDU que le conseil d’arrondissement Saint-Laurent a adopté le 1er
mai 2012 la résolution CA12 080334 pour doter chaque véhicule admissible de sa flotte de dispositifs de protection latérale et mener une campagne de sensibilisation nationale visant les autorités et les associations municipales, provinciales et fédérales concernées par le transport et la sécurité routière; et

ATTENDU que le conseil d’arrondissement Saint-Laurent a adopté le 5 juin 2012 la résolution CA 12080493 demandant à la Fédération canadienne des municipalités (FCM) de faire des représentations auprès de Transports Canada et du gouvernement du Canada pour qu’ils apportent des modifications à la Loi sur la sécurité automobile et adoptent une loi exigeant que les remorques et véhicules lourds commerciaux et de propriété publique achetés, vendus et circulant au Canada soient équipés de dispositifs de protection latérale; et

ATTENDU que la Fédération canadienne des municipalités (FCM) a adopté la résolution MIT08.3.07 en 2009 pour donner suite à une proposition de la Ville de Saint-Jean, Terre-Neuve, et a exhorté par la suite le ministre des Transports, de l’Infrastructure et des Collectivités du gouvernement du Canada à mettre en œuvre la norme européenne pour les dispositifs de protection latérale sur les véhicules lourds; et

ATTENDU que le ministre des Transports du Canada a confirmé en 2009, en réponse à la FCM, que Transports Canada a demandé au Conseil national de recherches d’évaluer la possibilité d’exiger des dispositifs de protection latérale sur les véhicules lourds et les remorques circulant en milieu urbain au Canada; et

ATTENDU qu’une étude menée depuis 2009 par l’Association des transports du Canada en collaboration avec Transports Canada a identifié les dispositifs de protection latérale comme une contre-mesure susceptible d’améliorer la sécurité des véhicules lourds commerciaux et celle des usagers vulnérables de la route; et

ATTENDU que le Bureau du coroner en chef de l’Ontario a effectué une revue de tous les décès découlant d’accidents de vélo qui se sont produits dans la province entre le 1er janvier 2006 et le 31 décembre 2010, ce qui lui a permis de formuler 14 recommandations, notamment l’ajout de dispositifs de protection latérale; et

ATTENDU que la Ville de Montréal a adopté le 17 juin 2013 la résolution CM13 0629 exhortant les gouvernements du Canada et du Québec à adopter une loi pour améliorer la sécurité des véhicules lourds par l’installation obligatoire de dispositifs de protection latérale et d’autres moyens identifies par l’étude réalisée par l’Association des transports du Canada en 2009, et demandant aux services centraux des arrondissements et de la Ville de Montréal de faire appliquer de telles mesures dans
les 5 ans; et

ATTENDU que selon le rapport du coroner Paul G. Dionne sur la mort d’une cycliste, Mathilde Blais, le 28 avril 2014, une jupe latérale installée sur la remorque aurait empêché la cycliste de glisser sous les roues de celle-ci, évitant ainsi l’issue fatale; et
ATTENDU que selon le rapport du coroner Jean Brochu sur la mort d’une cycliste, Aoudia Salim, le 27 novembre 2014, une jupe latérale installée sur la remorque aurait empêché la cycliste de glisser sous les roues de celle-ci, évitant ainsi l’issue fatale; et

ATTENDU que de nombreux Canadiens ont perdu la vie dans des accidents impliquant des véhicules lourds sans dispositifs de protection latérale; et pour ces motifs, il est

RÉSOLU que la Fédération canadienne des municipalités fasse des représentations auprès de Transports Canada pour faire modifier le Règlement sur la sécurité des véhicules automobiles afin que soit imposée l’installation de dispositifs de protection latérale de sécurité sur tout véhicule lourd appelé à circuler principalement en milieu urbain.

Arrondissement Saint-Laurent, Montréal (Qué.)
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Installation of Truck Sideguards (The Jessica Campaign)

WHEREAS, In 2005, a young Montrealer, Jessica Holman-Price, died in Westmount following an accident involving a snow removal truck; and

WHEREAS, In her memory, the family of the young girl launched the Jessica Campaign of which one of the objectives is to increase road safety by installing, among other things, lateral protection devices for heavy vehicles; and

WHEREAS, The borough council of Saint-Laurent adopted on May 1, 2012, resolution CA12 080334 to provide lateral protection devices for each eligible vehicle in its fleet and conduct a national awareness campaign aimed at municipal, provincial and federal authorities and associations concerned with transport and road safety; and

WHEREAS, The borough council of Saint-Laurent adopted on June 5, 2012, resolution CA12 080493 asking the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to make representations to Transport Canada and the Government of Canada to make changes to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and to enact legislation requiring commercial and publicly owned heavy duty vehicles and the trailers purchased, sold and circulating within Canada be equipped with lateral protection devices; and

WHEREAS, The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) passed resolution MIT08.3.07 in 2009 to follow up on a proposal from the City of St. John's, Newfoundland, and by subsequently urging the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of the Government of Canada to implement the European standard for lateral protection devices on heavy vehicles; and

WHEREAS, The Minister of Transport of Canada confirmed in 2009, in reply to the FCM, that Transport Canada had asked the National Research Council to assess the possibility of requiring lateral protection devices on heavy vehicles and trailers circulating in urban environments in Canada; and

WHEREAS, A study, conducted since 2009 by the Transportation Association of Canada in cooperation with Transport Canada, identified lateral protection devices as countermeasures that could improve the safety of heavy commercial vehicles and that of vulnerable road users; and

WHEREAS, The Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario conducted a review of all deaths from bicycle accidents that occurred in the province between January 1st, 2006 and December 31, 2010, which enabled him to make 14 recommendations, including the addition of lateral protection devices; and

WHEREAS, The City of Montreal adopted on June 17, 2013, resolution CM13 0629 asking The governments of Canada and Quebec to enact legislation to improve heavy vehicles safety through mandatory installation of lateral protection devices and other means identified through the study carried out by the Transportation Association of Canada in 2009, and asked the boroughs and the City of Montreal's central services to enforce such measures within 5 years; and

WHEREAS, According to the report of Coroner Paul G. Dionne into the death of a cyclist, Mathilde Blais, on April 28, 2014, a side-skirt installed on the trailer would have prevented the cyclist from sliding under the wheels the trailer, thereby avoiding the fatal outcome; and

WHEREAS, According to the report of Coroner Jean Brochu into the death of a cyclist, Aoudia Salim, on November 27, 2014, a side-skirt installed on the trailer would have prevented the cyclist from sliding under the wheels the trailer, thereby avoiding the fatal outcome; and

WHEREAS, Many Canadians have died in accidents involving heavy vehicles with no lateral protection devices; and for these reasons therefore be it

RESOLVED,
That the Federation of Canadian Municipalities make representations to Transport
Canada to change the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations in order to require the installation of sideguard safety equipment on all heavy vehicles used primarily on urban streets.
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I am travelling to Toronto for a meeting of the Transportation Association of Canada's meetings to hear an announcement from Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau. Minister Garneau lives in Westmount where all trucks working with or for the city must have sideguards and Westmount has taken it even further to advance all the goals of The Jessica Campaign. Westmount is not alone, cities across North America have what one well known safety advocate (not me) calls Jessica Guards. My husband and I were in New York City September 11th 2015 immediately following their announcement that NYC was joining Boston, Fort Lauderdale and many other US municipalities to bring sideguards into play for the protection of their citizens. In fact one reporter asked "why are sideguards all manufactured in Canada?"!!!!

First of it's kind in NL
...Sadly Jessica wasn't the first NLer to be killed for lack of a sideguard
...Sadly, Zachary wasn't the last.

AND 15 Reasons Newfoundlanders & Labradorians should be proud

1) St John's (then deputy) Mayor Dennis O'Keefe was the first to ask his staff to look at the possibility for our fleet
2) St John's was the first municipality in the world to retrofit their entire fleet
3) St John's MMSB trucks are the first of their kind to order an entire fleet already fitted with sideguards
4) Portugal Cove St Philips beat St John's to be the first municipality to actually install a sideguard
5) Eur Ing Peter L Price, PEng, MIMechE, MIStructE now living in Three Island Pond with his new wife designed the prototype used across Canada for sideguards
6) Peter Luc Holman-Price (the survivor in this story) and his son Noah now live full-time in the city of St. John's
7) Torbay may have beaten Portugal Cove/St Philips - I'll leave that to those guys to hash out once they become law
8) Minister Diane Whalen was the first Transportation Minister in North America to look at sideguards for their province
9) Premier Danny Williams called me in British Columbia when I was meeting with their department of Transportation to tell me sideguards would be a reality in the province, so much success from the first announcement, they moved the date forward one year.
10) NL remains the ONLY province/state to have sideguards on their fleet and included in ongoing tenders.
11) Liberal MP Siobhan Coady together with me and my former husband drafted the first ever Private Members Bill asking Transport Canada to legislate sideguards
12) NL NDP & Liberal Party showed full caucus support to the goals of The Jessica Campaign at the provincial level.
13) All members of the NDP & Liberal Party of Canada voted unanimously to support sideguard legislation each (of three) times it was raised in the Houses of Parliament
14) The Honourable John Crosby has spoken in support of sideguards
15) Minister Hon. Al Hawkins will be represented in Toronto on 28th September to hear Marc Garneau's announcement.

I could go on, but I'm sure you get the point - how's that for Made Right Here.......

"No more people should die from being crushed under a truck whose owner failed to buy protective skirts."
Charles H. Tator, CM, MD, PhD, FRCSC FACS,
Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto,
Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital,
Founder, ThinkFirst Canada. Board Member, Parachute Canada
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