Neil Arason is passionate about making change in road safety and has contributed to numerous publications and studies in the field, and served as co-chair of a national task force on pedestrian safety. Given that road trauma is fundamentally a human-made problem with human-made solutions, Arason asserts that it is ludicrous to think we could not eliminate injury and death from ordinary land-based transport in the 21st century. In fact, we can start today by making road safety a top priority in line with the scale of the problem and the breadth of available solutions.
Arason is author of No Accident: Eliminating Injury and Death on Canadian Roads. No Accident probes what safe-system thinking really means, and identifies the most meaningful large-scale changes within reach. The book, which includes a foreword by Ralph Nader, has been featured on the radio, by CBC B.C.; CKNW Vancouver; C-FAX Victoria; CBC Alberta; CBC Ottawa; and CBC Sudbury, and by Maclean’s magazine and the Ottawa Sun.