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Road Safety

Pedestrians

Pedestrian injuries are a significant cause of injury-related deaths in Ontario; it 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 eyes focused on surroundings.
• For more information, visit Pedestrian Safety in Ontario and Pedestrian Safety - Parachute
 

Adapted from the Toronto Transportation Safety website.

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