Ontario introduces Photo Radar bill for Municipalities to save Pedestrian/Cyclist Lives

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Pedestrian deaths on the rise in Toronto

We hear it all the time. A group of cyclists cycling in Richmond are hit by a vehicle at 12:30 in the afternoon last Saturday.  One person dies, several are injured. The day before an elderly man, a much-loved grandfather is killed crossing 56th Street in Tsawwassen at 7:00 a.m. in the morning, and police are looking for witnesses to this tragic car crash.

Perhaps we are used to thinking about cars as having advantages in the safety department, and think of pedestrian and cyclist safety as somewhere else, but not on the same road. What ever the reason we as a society and a culture have tragically displaced and defaulted the use of our transportation networks to the automobile, and have tolerated the loss of pedestrians and cyclists in numbers so vast that even the Medical Health Officer of British Columbia, Dr. Perry Kendall has written a report “Where…

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