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Jeff Brubacher published an article in October 2018.
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Peter Cripton

127 shared publications

Orthopaedic Injury Biomechanics Group, Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Orthopaedics, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Riyad B. Abu-Laban

100 shared publications

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Marco L.A. Sivilotti

79 shared publications

Departments of Emergency Medicine, and Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada (M.L.A.S.).

Kay Teschke

64 shared publications

School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada

Larry D. Lynd

57 shared publications

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Road Safety Impact of Increased Rural Highway Speed Limits in British Columbia, Canada Jeffrey R Brubacher, Herbert Chan, Shannon Erdelyi, Gordon L... Published: 04 October 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su10103555
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Control of vehicle speed is a central tenet of the safe systems approach to road safety. Most research shows that raising speed limits results in more injuries. Advocates of higher speed limits argue that this conclusion is based on older research, that traffic fatalities are decreasing despite higher speed limits, and that modern vehicles are able to safely travel at higher speeds. These arguments were used to justify raising speed limits on rural highways in British Columbia, Canada (July 2014). We used an interrupted time series approach to evaluate the impact of these speed limit increases on fatal crashes, auto-insurance claims, and ambulance dispatches for road trauma. Events were mapped to affected road segments (with increased speed limits) and to nearby road segments (within 5 km of an affected segment). Separate linear regression models were fitted for each outcome and road segment group. Models included gasoline sales to account for changes in vehicle travel. Our main findings were significant increases in (i) total insurance claims (43.0%; 95% Confidence Interval [CI] = 16.0–76.4%), (ii) injury claims (30.0%; 95% CI = 9.5–54.2%), and (iii) fatal crashes (118.0; 95% CI = 10.9–225.1%) on affected road segments. Nearby segments had a 25.7% increase in insurance claims (95% CI = 16.1–36.1%).
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Police documentation of drug use in injured drivers: Implications for monitoring and preventing drug-impaired driving Jeffrey R. Brubacher, Herbert Chan, Shannon Erdelyi, Mark As... Published: 01 September 2018
Accident Analysis & Prevention, doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2018.02.018
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Epidemiologic trends in substance and opioid misuse-related emergency department visits in Alberta: a cross-sectional ti... Jessica Moe, Carlos A. Camargo, Susan Jelinski, Shannon Erde... Published: 01 April 2018
Canadian Journal of Public Health, doi: 10.17269/s41997-018-0053-6
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Factors Predicting Local Effectiveness of Impaired Driving Laws, British Columbia, Canada Jeffrey Brubacher, Herbert Chan, Shannon Erdelyi, Mark Asbri... Published: 01 November 2017
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, doi: 10.15288/jsad.2017.78.899
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Reprint of “Media reporting of traffic legislation changes in British Columbia (2010)” Jeffrey R. Brubacher, Ediweera Desapriya, Herbert Chan, Yame... Published: 01 December 2016
Accident Analysis & Prevention, doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2016.11.005
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation The Association between Regional Environmental Factors and Road Trauma Rates: A Geospatial Analysis of 10 Years of Road ... Jeffrey R. Brubacher, Herbert Chan, Shannon Erdelyi, Nadine ... Published: 21 April 2016
PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153742
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British Columbia, Canada is a geographically large jurisdiction with varied environmental and socio-cultural contexts. This cross-sectional study examined variation in motor vehicle crash rates across 100 police patrols to investigate the association of crashes with key explanatory factors. Eleven crash outcomes (total crashes, injury crashes, fatal crashes, speed related fatal crashes, total fatalities, single-vehicle night-time crashes, rear-end collisions, and collisions involving heavy vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, or motorcyclists) were identified from police collision reports and insurance claims and mapped to police patrols. Six potential explanatory factors (intensity of traffic law enforcement, speed limits, climate, remoteness, socio-economic factors, and alcohol consumption) were also mapped to police patrols. We then studied the association between crashes and explanatory factors using negative binomial models with crash count per patrol as the response variable and explanatory factors as covariates. Between 2003 and 2012 there were 1,434,239 insurance claim collisions, 386,326 police reported crashes, and 3,404 fatal crashes. Across police patrols, there was marked variation in per capita crash rate and in potential explanatory factors. Several factors were associated with crash rates. Percent roads with speed limits ≤ 60 km/hr was positively associated with total crashes, injury crashes, rear end collisions, and collisions involving pedestrians, cyclists, and heavy vehicles; and negatively associated with single vehicle night-time crashes, fatal crashes, fatal speeding crashes, and total fatalities. Higher winter temperature was associated with lower rates of overall collisions, single vehicle night-time collisions, collisions involving heavy vehicles, and total fatalities. Lower socio-economic status was associated with higher rates of injury collisions, pedestrian collisions, fatal speeding collisions, and fatal collisions. Regions with dedicated traffic officers had fewer fatal crashes and fewer fatal speed related crashes but more rear end crashes and more crashes involving cyclists or pedestrians. The number of traffic citations per 1000 drivers was positively associated with total crashes, fatal crashes, total fatalities, fatal speeding crashes, injury crashes, single vehicle night-time crashes, and heavy vehicle crashes. Possible explanations for these associations are discussed. There is wide variation in per capita rates of motor vehicle crashes across BC police patrols. Some variation is explained by factors such as climate, road type, remoteness, socioeconomic variables, and enforcement intensity. The ability of explanatory factors to predict crash rates would be improved if considered with local traffic volume by all travel modes.