September 2012

Pedestrian Death Review released

Dr. Andrew McCallum, Chief Coroner for Ontario, released the Office of the Chief Coroner's Pedestrian Death Review on Sept. 19, 2012. The review lists 26 recommendations in the areas of leadership, legislation, education, engineering and enforcement.

These recommendations include:

  • Creating a Walking Strategy for Ontarians - Adopting a 'complete streets' approach to guide the development of new communities and the re-development of existing communities in Ontario
  • Installing side guards on heavy trucks
  • Providing municipalities greater flexibility to adjust speed limits and create more pedestrian crossings
  • Educating drivers on the scenarios that can lead to a pedestrian collision
  • Increasing enforcement.

For more information, visit the Coroner's Office.

Updated September 19, 2012