Enforcement and Education on Pedestrian Safety

By Traffic Services, Toronto Police Service Published: noon November 9, 2020
Updated: 12:25 p.m. November 9, 2020

More than 4,000 tickets were issued to drivers as part of a week of action and engagement keep pedestrians safe.

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Drivers must adjust to lower visibility on the road during winter months

From November 2 to 8, officers spent additional time enforcing and educating road users on collision-causing behaviours. Members focused on “The Big 4” behaviours that are known to cause injuries to people using our roads and identified drivers who were speeding, driving aggressively, driving while distracted and driving while impaired. Additional engagement, education and enforcement continued beyond the reported tickets issued below.

Tickets issued include:

Speeding – 2,422

Aggressive – 892

Handheld – 98

Other – 880

Additionally, officers laid eight stunt driving-related infractions where the drivers received a suspension and their vehicles were impounded. A total of 13 impaired-related arrests were also made.

Sergeant Jason Kraft thanked all those who helped spread the traffic safety messages.

"We all have a role in making our roads safer and changing behaviour through education, engagement and enforcement are key to reducing serious collisions. Let’s continue the conversation around road safety," he said.

Toronto’s Vision Zero Road Safety Plan  acknowledges that collisions are inevitable but that killed and seriously injured (KSI) collisions are preventable and unacceptable. Zero injuries and deaths on our roads is the number that we all should be working towards.

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