Focusing on Safety of Two-Wheeled Commuters

Traffic Services


Toronto Police has launched a ‘Two Wheel Traffic Safety Campaign’ aimed at protecting vulnerable road users such as bicycle riders.

It runs from Monday, June 14 to Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Of the 170 people killed on Toronto roads between 2018 and 2020, 65 per cent – 110 – were vulnerable road users, including 35 motorcyclists and nine bicyclists.

Most of the fatal collisions occurred on arterial roads that are wide, signalized streets that carry a high traffic volume.

Traffic Services Sgt. Jason Kraft said enforcement will be focused on speeding, driving aggressively, driving while distracted and driving while impaired.

“These are the ‘Big 4’ driver behaviours known to cause injuries to all road users,” he added.

Kraft added that conversations geared towards two-wheel safety will support Bike Month, observed in Toronto in June, and raise awareness of the need to be safe on our streets.

Toronto’s Vision Zero Road Safety Plan acknowledges that collisions are inevitable but that killed and seriously injured (KSI) collisions are preventable and unacceptable. Zero injuries and deaths on our roads is the number that we all should be working towards.

For more information and to follow the campaign on our social media, visit @TrafficServices on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube or Tiktok.

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