Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Lifetime Dedicated to Road Safety

The Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) is a national organization dedicated to enhancing road safety at home and abroad.  The organization provides access to multi-disciplinary information, research and networking opportunities.   The CARSP Lifetime Achievement Award for Road Safety is presented annually to individuals who have made a positive impact on road safety in Canada.

Accident Support Services International Ltd. shares CARSP’s dedication to road safety and is pleased to be the sponsor of the CARSP Lifetime Achievement Award for Road Safety, presented by President Steve Sanderson at the 2017 Conference in Toronto.

This year’s award recipients are:

Dr. David Wiesenthal – Retiring from York University in 2016 following a 46 year career as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Special Lecturer, Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar, Dr. Wiesenthal also served on the Board of Directors of CARSP from 2009 to 2015.  His research addressed many social issues relevant to applied psychology, including blood donation, vandalism, scientific racism and violence in sport, but his most prolific research was in the area of road safety in the areas of driver stress and aggression, driver distraction and street racing.  His published work includes in excess of 60 journal articles and 18 book chapters, more than 160 workshops and conference presentations, contributing greatly to the next generation of road safety advocates.

Dr. Alison Smiley – Dr. Smiley is the President of Human Factors North, based in Toronto On.  Her many accomplishments include serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department for the past 24 years, organizing and conducting workshops in Canada and the United States on road safety/human factors, publication of over 50 academic articles, writing several book chapters and producing more than 100 reports and conference presentations. She is widely sought after as an expert witness in traffic accidents.  She is the recipient of many awards in the field of road safety and human factors, including the A.R. Lauer Safety Award presented by the US Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and now the CARSP Lifetime Achievement Award.

Anne Leonard – Anne recently retired as the Executive Director of arrive alive DRIVE SOBER in Ontario after a 20 year career, beginning as a volunteer with the Ontario Community Council on Impaired Drivers and founding member of arrive alive DRIVE SOBER.  She is tireless in her passion for impaired driver awareness in Ontario and across Canada, working with many organizations including Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving, Action Sudbury, Student Life, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Ontario Provincial Police.  Her organization has played a key role in changing attitudes and perceptions towards impaired drivers.  She is the recipient of awards including the Toronto Police Service Regional Commander’s Award, the 2016 Public Safety Award of Excellence and two Road Safety Achievement Awards presented by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario.  Anne continues as a volunteer with arrive alive DRIVE SOBER.  (Pictured with ASSI President Steve Sanderson).

Accident Support Services International Ltd. congratulates each of these Lifetime Achievement award recipients for their accomplishment and many years of service to CARSP and the community at large in their efforts to improve road safety for all of us.

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