Pedestrian Safety Priority

Photo of the blog author By Ron Fanfair,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 1:35 p.m. November 2, 2017
Updated: 1 p.m. November 10, 2017

November is the deadliest month for pedestrian fatalities in the city.

Pedestrians cross at an intersection as cars wait
Pedestrians crossing at busy intersection downtown

Sergeant Brett Moore of Traffic Services said 85 per cent of fatalities last year were people who were 55 years and older.

Between October 30 and November 12, the Toronto Police Service is giving extra attention to pedestrian safety.  

“We do this every year, at this time of year, because we know that there is an increase in the number of pedestrians involved in collisions,” said Moore. “Among other things, we are urging drivers to slow down in residential areas. We are also encouraging pedestrians to exercise safety and use pedestrian crossings.”

On November 3, Toronto Police will team with the Toronto Transit Commission, Canadian Automobile Association, the Ministry of Transportation and other partners at Union Station for a one-day awareness campaign covering both rush hours.

“This will allow us to spread the message that we all have an interest in road safety,” said Moore.

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