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Road Safety


Pedestrian injuries are a significant cause of injury-related deaths in Ontario; Therefore, is up to both drivers and pedestrians to keep everyone safe.

When you are walking:

  • Be predictable and visible.
  • Do not place yourself in the path of oncoming traffic.
  • Cross only at traffic signals, crosswalks, and stop signs. 
  • Look all ways before crossing. 
  • Walk, don't run, across intersections. 
  • Only cross when you have enough time to safely do so. 
  • Try to make eye contact with drivers before stepping off the curb. Just because you see the car, doesn't mean that the driver sees you! 
  • Wait for vehicles to stop before crossing in front of them. 
  • Distracted walking is dangerous, do not use any devices while near traffic, keep your eyes focused on your surroundings.
  • For more information, visit Pedestrian Safety in Ontario and Pedestrian Safety - Parachute

    Adapted from the Toronto Transportation Safety website.

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