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article imageToronto police stress pedestrian safety

By KJ Mullins     Feb 17, 2010 in Travel
Toronto - 2010 has been a hard year when it comes to pedestrian deaths in Toronto. When you are walking on Toronto's streets police want you to remember to be responsible for your actions.
Toronto is a wonderful city to walk around, the sights and sounds at times can be intoxicating. When it comes to crossing the streets though, pedestrians need to be alert.
The city installed special timers on walking areas of the city to give pedestrians an idea of how long they had to cross the street. Those signals are important to respect along with the flashing "do not walk" signals.
Using the traffic controls is the only way one should be crossing the street. It insures your safety and the safety of others, police stress.
It's illegal in Toronto to dash across the street mid-block or to interfere with traffic.
Police are asking pedestrians to pay attention to surroundings when entering and leaving TTC vehicles. Several of the fatalities this year have concerned TTC vehicles.
As Constable Tony Vella says, pedestrians have the same responsibility as motorists to follow the rules of the road and not compromise their safety or that of any road−users, no matter who has the right of way.
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