Friday, October 30, 2015 - 5:29 AM
Traffic Services: 416-808-1900
Halloween is lots of fun for kids, mostly because it involves getting dressed up and eating candy. There's more to Halloween than trick-or-treating, and the Toronto Police Service would like to remind everyone of the need for safety this Halloween.
On a daily basis, the City of Toronto has between 138 and 167 collisions per day but, on Halloween, the collision numbers climb to as many as 324 collisions per day. This represents, in some cases, a 115% increase in the daily average collision rate. The majority of these collisions (between 51 and 60 percent) occur between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Car drivers are reminded they must be focused on the task of operating a motor vehicle safely. Pedestrians and cyclists need to ensure that all rules of the road are obeyed at all times to help minimize the chance of a collision occurring.
Drivers: remember children may be preoccupied with trick-or-treating and may not be paying attention to the rules of the road. Keep vehicle speeds at or below the posted limits, and scan the road for children attempting to cross streets mid-block.
Help the Toronto Police Service make this Halloween a safe and happy Halloween.
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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services