Two pedestrians were killed and three injured in separate collisions in Toronto and the GTA Thursday morning.

Here are some pedestrian safety tips from Toronto Police traffic services:


  1. Use a cross-walk: Always use a signalized and controlled intersection when trying to cross the roadway.
  2. Wear bright colours: Avoid wearing dark jackets, wearing bright colours means you’re visible no matter what time of day it is.
  3. Do not wear anything that reduces your vision or hearing ability: This includes iPods and putting up a hood or even wearing ear-muffs.
  4. Stop, look, listen and think: Follow those four steps before stepping onto the road. Even when you’re at a signalized or controlled intersection. Most importantly, make sure to make eye contact with the driver of a vehicle to ensure that they see you.
  5. Don’t assume the vehicle will be able to stop: In wet and slippery weather conditions a car might have difficulty stopping or could be experiencing mechanical problems. If the pedestrian has the right of way, don’t step onto the roadway until the car has come to a complete stop.