Toronto drivers hit 3 pedestrians in 3 hours

On Wednesday, August 10, 2022, three collisions involving pedestrians all occurred in Toronto in less than three hours, in broad daylight.

“More must be done now to make Toronto’s roads safer for pedestrians, says one safe streets advocate, after three people were hit by drivers while walking in this city Wednesday morning.

Dylan Reid, a co-founder of the grassroots Walk Toronto organization, said lowering the speed limit, installing more crosswalks, adding more photo radar cameras, and even banning right turns on red lights are important steps that could help save vulnerable road users’ lives.

The Vision Zero Road Safety Plan, launched in 2016, outlines many of these road safety measures. The goal of the plan is to reduce traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries on Toronto’s streets.

“The city’s Vision Zero plan needs to be accelerated. It’s too slow to move forward,” said Reid, adding  while fatalities involving vulnerable road users tend to get the most attention, incidents where people are injured are just as significant.

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