Road Safety Committee


This committee supports the Safety, Design & Operations Council. It is a centre of expertise within TAC and a national forum for information exchange and problem solving related to the safety of roadway and roadside infrastructure. Its broad goals include:

  • Gathering and creating information on issues and initiatives related to road safety
  • Identifying and prioritizing the connection between roadway factors and collision experience in the complex driver-vehicle-road relationship
  • Promoting the integration of safety principles in roadway planning, design, construction, maintenance, operations and stewardship
  • Developing a strategic plan every three to five years to guide the Committee’s efforts

The Committee meets in person twice a year, and by teleconference as needed. Meetings are open to all employees of TAC member organizations, individual TAC members, and others at the discretion of the Chair. For more information on the Committee, see its Terms of Reference or contact Craig Stackpole.

Members and Executive

All TAC member organizations can appoint one or more members on this Committee. The current members of the Executive are:

  • Chair - Thomas Smahel, Human Factors North Inc.
  • Vice-Chair - Mark Hearson, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
  • Secretary - Shabnem Afzal, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
  • Past Chair - Rebecca Peterniak, City of Winnipeg


CRaSH & Project Idea Subcommittee

  • Co-Chair - Geoffrey Ho, G. Ho Engineering Consultants
  • Co-Chair - Reza Omrani, CIMA Canada

Road Safety Workforce Subcommittee

  • Co-Chair - Lucas Knowles, Yukon Highways and Public Works
  • Co-Chair - Sean Nix, Mohawk College

Vision Zero & Safe System Subcommittee

  • Co-Chair - Nancy Badeau, Ville de Montréal
  • Co-Chair - Raheem Dilgir, TranSafe Consulting


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