If a picture is worth a thousand words – video vignettes are worth even more! That’s why Transport Canada’s main Web page features video vignettes that raise awareness about important issues and opportunities related to transportation safety and security.
Browse our video vignettes archived under the topic headings below. You can view them at any time.
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Video explaining what is the Government of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan.
Transport Canada research engineers and investigators have uncovered a potentially dangerous defect in 2006 to 2012 Toyota RAV4 models.
Download video: Transport Canada uncovers potential dangerous defect in Toyota RAV4 (.mp4, 17.3 MB)
Download video: Transport Canada uncovers potential dangerous defect in Toyota RAV4 (.mov, 350 MB)
Excerpt from the speech of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, during the January 28, 2016 news conference following the Council of Ministers.
In a time of new discoveries, the skies are filled with drones. One department will step up and try to restore understanding across the galaxy.
Proud of our past. Building our tomorrow.
General Rail Safety.
With all that noise, you might think it’s an easy thing to avoid a train.
On a day like this, visibility can be a challenge. Any minute now, a train will be going through this railway crossing.
Marine Safety and Security
Inform the public on the new alternative standard for Recreational boating school. Presentation of the new alternative standard for Recreational boating school, the scope, the new Recreational Boating School report form, the letter of participation and the small vessel compliance program component.
Marc Garneau, Canada’s Transport Minister shares some tips to ensure a safe boating season.
When the cold water hits your chest you will hyperventilate. Your blood pressure goes way up. If you’re elderly that can be fatal.
The Canadian Coast Guard plays a critical role when incidents happen at sea.
To protect Canada’s waters, tankers like this are controlled by local marine pilots when navigating ports or straits.
Canadian authorities keep a close watch on ships moving through our waters.
Regular inspections are essential to keeping our waters safe—making sure tankers like this comply with Canadian and International laws and regulations.
Canada has one of the safest marine tanker systems in the world. New measures will ensure it stays that way. What makes our system safe? Let’s take a look... behind the scenes.
Everyone who operates a power-driven boat in Canada needs proof of competency —something that shows they understand the rules of the water and how to safely operate a boat.
Did you know that any pleasure craft powered by 10 horse power or more needs a licence?
The rules of the road for Canada’s waterways help everyone stay safe.
A lifejacket is your best defence against cold-water shock.
Learn how to keep children safe on/near the water.
Access important information for commercial boat operators and their passengers.
Motor Vehicle Safety
You never know what might happen—or what you might need—so it’s a good idea to always be prepared. Always keep an emergency kit, like this one, in your trunk.
This… is a Canadian winter. And this is one way that we deal with it. Before hitting the road, make sure your view is clear and your car is clean.
For a lot of us, driving is so natural that we don’t always give it much thought.
Combined with summer heat and high speeds, an under-inflated tire can cause a blowout—which can really spoil your vacation plans.
Learn about new technology that helps prevent skids.
Learn about winter tire technology and tips for care.
Minister Garneau meets with Santa and confirms that he has successfully renewed his pilot license and passed his annual medical examination.
It’s your responsibility to fly your drone safely and legally. Otherwise, you could face steep fines and criminal charges.
It’s your responsibility to fly your drone safely and legally.
Don’t fly your drone near an airport without permission from Transport Canada. Respect “No Drone Zone” signage.
A drone could cause serious damage if it hit a plane. Hundreds of lives could be at risk.
During Canada Day celebrations, don’t fly your drone near crowds without permission from Transport Canada.
Respect “No Drone Zone” signage.
Flying your drone around an airport without permission can be dangerous. All aerodromes should be considered “no drone zones” if you do not have permission from Transport Canada.
Download video: Airports are no drone zones (.mov, 600 MB)
Flying your drone near a plane is not a game – it’s illegal, and puts the lives of every person on board at risk.
Download video: It’s not a game (.mov, 682 MB)
This video, "Dumb Ways to Blind", features happy creatures who suffer unfortunate outcomes when they misuse laser pointers. It was done in the style of "Dumb Ways to Die", a November 2012 Metro Trains safety video that went viral.
Pointing a laser at an aircraft is a serious offence – offenders face up to $100,000 in fines, five years in prison, or both.
In honour of Star Wards Day (May 4th), Transport Canada is calling out to all Canadians to put an end to laser strikes.
Download video: May the 4th end laser strikes (.mp4, 35.4 MB)
Excerpt from the speech of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, during the December 18th 2015 news conference at the Bombardier Mirabel Facility.
Flying a drone isn’t just fun and games. You may need permission from Transport Canada
Download video: Drones over 35 kilograms, you need permission to fly! (.mov, 242 MB)
Download audio: Drones over 35 kilograms, you need permission to fly! (.mp3, 587 KB)
Before flying a drone for the first time, make sure you understand how to use it safely and legally. Only fly during the day and in good weather.
Many people will receive drones over the holidays this year. But before enjoying their gift, new users should learn how to fly them safely and legally.
Flying your drone near aircraft could cause delays, distractions and put lives at serious risk. Stay at least 9 kilometres away from any airport, heliport, or aerodrome.
If you’re using a drone in your backyard, avoid flying over private properties or taking photos or videos without permission.
Drone users can’t fly wherever they like. If you think someone has committed a crime or breached your privacy, report it to your local police department right away.
Aaron McCrorie, head of aviation safety regulations at Transport Canada, reminds you that flying your drone near a forest fire is both dangerous and illegal. You could be fined $25,000 and even go to jail.
Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a federal offence. It poses a serious risk to pilots, passengers, and aviation safety. Never aim laser pointers at or near any aircraft.
Whether you call it an unmanned air vehicle (UAV), remotely piloted aircraft system, model aircraft, remote control aircraft, or drone, always think safety first. Here are some tips to help you fly safely and legally. Learn more: www.tc.gc.ca/SafetyFirst.
Drones and unmanned air vehicles have soared in popularity. Depending on how and where you use them, you may need permission from Transport Canada before you can fly. Find out if you need a Special Flight Operations Certificate: www.tc.gc.ca/SafetyFirst.
When most people think of airports, they think of big, busy terminals that see thousands of passengers each day. But that’s not the only way to fly.
Seaplanes are a great way to visit much of Canada. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll have a safe and memorable trip.
Do your part to make it a safe and comfortable flight for everyone.
Canada’s coastline is the longest in the world—more than 200,000 kilometres on three coasts and the five Great Lakes.
eTV stands for ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles: hybrids, electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cells, advanced gasoline and diesel engines, all designed to reduce our impact on the environment.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Learn more about the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG). What is the ERG? Who is it for? This video also includes two scenarios to explain how to use the ERG.
This video explains the changes that have been made to the 2016 Edition of the Emergency Response Guidebook.
Minister Garneau and his Provincial and Territorial counterparts are meeting today to discuss our transportation system.
Download video: B-roll of the Federal, Provincial, Territorial Transportation and Highway Safety Minister’s meeting in Ottawa on January 28, 2016 (.mov, 615 MB)
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