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Ontario’s Deputy Chief Coroner, Dr. Bert Lauwers issued his report on pedestrian deaths on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, in collaboration with the Office of the Coroner.
According to the Coroner’s office, approximately 113 Ontarians die annually from pedestrian accidents.
The Coroner’s office suggested the following:
According to the Review on Pedestrian Deaths, in Canada, characteristics of pedestrian traffic are as follows:
The Coroner’s Office made 26 recommendations in the Report. Highlights of the recommendations include:
The Coroner found that 67% of pedestrian fatalities occurred on streets with a posted speed limit of above 50km/h.
Other significant factors for pedestrian deaths included jaywalking, inattentive motorists and distracted walkers.
It was found that nearly one third of pedestrians died while jaywalking.
The Report notes that in 14% of the deaths, driver inattention was noted.
Pedestrian distractions including dogs, smartphones and cellphones may have contributed to 20% of the fatalities.
Canada has a Road Safety Strategy according to the Report. The vision of the Strategy is to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world. Currently, Canada is ranked 10th in terms of fatalities per billion vehicle kilometers travelled compared to other member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The key elements of the Strategy are:
To achieve this, the Strategy seeks to target:
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