Pedestrian injury is a leading cause of injury-related death to Canadian children.
Vehicles moving at a speed of over 30-40 km/h present a greater risk to pedestrians.
Solution: Environment, Enforcement, Education
Small reductions in speeds can significantly reduce injury risk, which creates safer environments for all pedestrians. Walking is a healthy, safe and 'green' alternative that can be encouraged through responsible urban planning and the active enforcement of maximum traffic speeds.