“STEP UP and Be Safe,” Pedestrian campaign, Monday, November 7, 2016 until Sunday, November 13, 2016
Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:14 PM
Traffic Services: 416-808-1900
Traffic safety continues to be identified as a Service priority, with an increased focus on pedestrian safety, especially seniors.
Collision analysis has shown that pedestrian fatalities represent approximately 60% of yearly traffic fatalities in Toronto. This year, 36 pedestrians have lost their lives. This represents over 52% of the total of all traffic fatalities in Toronto, from January 2016 to date. Seniors, in particular, are among the most vulnerable sector of road users. This year there have been 23 senior pedestrian fatalities, representing over 63% of pedestrian fatalities.
The “STEP UP and Be Safe”- Pedestrian Campaign will begin on Monday, November 7, 2016 and will run until Sunday, November 13, 2016. The Service will continue to be diligent in education and associated enforcement strategies to enhance pedestrian safety within our communities. November, the month that Daylight Savings Time is introduced, has traditionally been the month when pedestrians are involved in the most collisions.
All police officers and parking enforcement officers will be paying particular attention to those motorists, cyclists and pedestrians who commit offences in the vicinity of pedestrian crossovers, crosswalks, intersections, school zones (particularly primary schools) and crossing areas frequented by seniors. Pedestrians are encouraged to avoid using distracting electronic devices when interacting with vehicular traffic.
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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services