Do You Know the 15 Things To Do At An Accident Scene?
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Do You Know the 15 Things To Do At An Accident Scene?

This article outlines the critical steps to take at the scene of an accident that are paramount for your safety and the well-being of others involved.

Tips for Safe Winter Walking
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Tips for Safe Winter Walking

Navigating Winter Walks in Canada: 10 Essential Safety Tips for Pedestrians Chilling winds, snow-covered landscapes, and icy paths – Canadian winters offer a scenic beauty but also pose challenges for pedestrians. A single misstep can result in serious consequences. Here are detailed safety guidelines for navigating the winter wonderland on foot, along with relevant Canadian…

When is JayWalking Illegal
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When is JayWalking Illegal

Understanding Jaywalking in Canada  In Canada, the term “jaywalking” is often thrown around in reference to pedestrians who knowingly or unknowingly cross the street without using a designated crosswalk or marked intersection. This act, although often portrayed as illegal, comes with some nuances worth exploring. Canadian Jaywalking Laws Jaywalking, in essence, is legal in Canada…

Crosswalk Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers
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Crosswalk Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers

Accidents at a crosswalk involving pedestrians and drivers are easily preventable. Here are crosswalk safety tips for both pedestrians and drivers. Pedestrian: 1. Pedestrians at crosswalks have the right of way, if you are crossing the street, but not at a crosswalk, it is your responsibility to yield to cars. 2. Even though it’s your…

How to stay safe as a pedestrian

How to stay safe as a pedestrian

  It is important for drivers and pedestrians to be vigilant at all times. It’s the responsibility of both to ensure each other’s safety. Pedestrians are vulnerable by virtue of their lack of protection if struck by a vehicle. Over the period 2011-2015, between 15% and 16% of road fatalities have been pedestrians (source: Transport…

Distracted driving a danger for motorists and pedestrians alike

Distracted driving a danger for motorists and pedestrians alike

It is common to hear reports of how distracted driving in Canada leads to accidents involving other vehicles. What is often less talked about is the role distracted driving plays in pedestrian accidents. Many organizations detail the dangers of driving while distracted and how it may lead to a collision. It is reasonable to assume…

Proposed guards beneath trucks could save lives

Proposed guards beneath trucks could save lives

Semi-trucks pose a unique risk to cyclists and pedestrians. That risk is getting sucked beneath these large vehicles. A Halifax councillor wants to see that risk reduced by forcing city trucks to include special guards that would prevent this from happening. These guards are required in other countries overseas, but aren’t required in North America….

Ways in which pedestrian accidents could be reduced in Canada

There are multiple modes of transportation that individuals who reside in Canada use to get from one place to another. Motor vehicles are one of those modes. So too is walking. When the two collide–literally–the outcome can be disproportionately devastating to pedestrians. While it is of course possible that individuals in a car could be…

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