YRP encourages drivers to exercise extra care

With road safety one of the community’s “biggest concerns,” York Regional Police (YRP) is reminding both pedestrians and drivers to exercise “extra care” as darkness arrives earlier each day.

Road Safety Bureau officers set up at intersections where a high number of pedestrians have been struck – to speak to pedestrians about crossing safely, the importance of being visible and not being distracted by their phones while walking on the roadway.

“Throughout the months of November and December, when darkness falls earlier in the evening, YRP often sees an increase in collisions involving vehicles and pedestrians,” says Const. Andy Pattenden.

Police have identified behaviours that put drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users most at risk as ‘the Big 4 Dangers.’ They are impaired driving by alcohol and/or drugs, improper use or failure to use seatbelts, aggressive driving and distracted driving.

If you see an impaired driver, dangerous driving or any driving behaviour you believe poses an immediate risk to public safety, you should call 9-1-1.

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