While 14 per cent of the city’s population are seniors, this group accounts for 66 per cent of total pedestrian fatalities.
Concerned about the escalating road deaths involving seniors, Superintendent Gord Jones of Traffic Services said road safety is a shared responsibility for all road-users.
“These deaths are all preventable,” he said.
Jones reminded pedestrians to observe some safety rules when using city streets.
“Always be aware of your surroundings,” he said. “Cross at designated locations, look both ways and never assume that drivers can see you or are aware of your intent. The next time you cross the road, take a second to stop, look, listen and think. That second could save your life.”