More On The Duty Owed To Jaywalkers By Motorcyclists

When it comes to the rules that we have to follow on the road, there are quite a lot of different things that could be said. The Ontario Highway Traffic Act is actually imposing a lot of obligations to the drivers as well as to the pedestrians who are actively using the roadway. With this in mind, it is important to understand that jaywalking which is a quite common phenomenon is not actually defined – it’s a slang term that people use to describe the process of a pedestrian crossing mid-block. Read More

New Road Safety Laws To Protect Pedestrians In Ontario

The most common pedestrian deaths occur amongst children and senior citizens. These two age groups account for over 60% of pedestrian related deaths. Because of this, Toronto has restructured their laws surrounding these occurrences and has increased the attention to upholding these new laws. Children often find themselves the victims of pedestrian/traffic accidents because of their size. While failing health and stability relates to the increase in senior citizen related accidents. Most often child related traffic accidents occur near school zones or with school buses. As a whole, most pedestrian traffic accidents occur because of a violation of traffic/driving regulations. The new laws have been put into place to circumvent these commonalities. Read More