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Pedestrian Safety

Traffic Services continues to embark on pedestrian safety awareness campaigns with the primary goal of reducing the number of pedestrians involved in collisions.

It is up to both drivers and pedestrians to keep everyone safe on Toronto roads. Pedestrians should always attempt to make eye contact with oncoming drivers and cyclists before proceeding across their path, especially vehicles that are intending to turn.

Pedestrian Safety Tips : City of Toronto Traffic Safety Unit fact sheet

Pedestrians should pay particular attention at a Traffic light or “Walk” signal for:

  • Vehicles turning right across your path at the start of your cross
  • Vehicles turning left across your path from the opposite side of the street
  • Vehicles turning right across your path at the end of your cross

An elderly woman with a walking aid crossing a street with incoming vehicles

For more information about Pedestrian Safety: