TPS launches ‘Stay Focused, Stay Safe’ traffic safety campaign
November 1, 2022 By Blue Line Staff / Toronto Police Service
Oct. 31, 2022, Toronto, Ont. – It is the end of daylight savings time (DST) and as the clocks go back on Sunday, November 6, 2022, there will be fewer daylight hours resulting in reduced visibility for all road users. Historically there has been a 100 per cent increase in pedestrian related collisions occurring between 5:00PM and 8:00PM, and a 400 per cent increase between 7:00AM and 8:00AM in the months following the time change.
The Toronto Police Service is launching a safety campaign, ‘Stay Focused, Stay Safe’, commencing Monday, October 31, 2022, and concluding on Sunday, November 13, 2022. The first week, October 31 – November 6, Traffic Services will be creating opportunities through social media to discuss the daily risks taken each day by road users, with a focus on DST.
The second week, November 7-13, will focus on “The Big 4” driver behaviours known to cause injuries to our road users: speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving and impaired driving.
Year to date, 44 people have been killed on Toronto’s roads, 21 of whom were pedestrians. Of those, 70 per cent were under 65 years of age. Many of these pedestrian deaths happened on arterial roads, which are wide signalized streets that carry a high volume of traffic.
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