Nov 03, 2016
By Valerie Massie
November is known to be the month with the highest rate of pedestrian accidents. After a rainy night and morning, Police say 11 pedestrians were struck overnight, 1 with life-threatening injuries and then three more this morning. Police say “Poor weather, poor lighting, drivers making mistakes are leading to problems on the road which should never be happening”. But what can be done to lower these scary numbers? Mayor John Tory recently called this issue a health emergency and announced that he’s hired Barbara Gray as the new General Manager, Transportation Services who brings with her extensive experience in pedestrian safety. Today we are joined by Roger Brown, Manager of Traffic Safety to get his insight into this huge issue.