Monday, April 29, 2013

Cycle Safe Campaign, Monday, April 29, 2013

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Cycle Safe Campaign, Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 5:30 AM
14 Division:  416-808-1400

Traffic Safety remains a top priority of the Toronto Police Service. One of our traffic safety goals is to “increase focus on cycling safety through education and enforcement.”

14 Division will be launching the Cycle Safe Campaign, starting on Monday, April 29, 2013. The campaign will conclude on Sunday, May 5, 2013.

This one-week campaign is designed to promote awareness and education by reducing the potential for bike and wheel-sport-related injuries.

The traffic on Toronto’s roadways affects almost everyone within the city. The safe and efficient flow of traffic, and the safety of our drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians is of significant concern to the Toronto Police Service. Building partnerships and mobilizing local communities to respond to local traffic problems will assist in sustaining successful efforts and improve neighbourhood roadway safety.

All police officers will pay particular attention to those motorists whose actions endanger the lives of cyclists. Drivers failing to proceed through turns safely, opening vehicle doors improperly, and driving in designated bike lanes, all contribute to reduced cycling safety. In addition, all officers will pay attention to cyclists that commit offences. Education and enforcement of cycling offences are critical to ensuring safe roadways for our communities.

Constable Tony Vella, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant Catherine White, 14 Division

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