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It’s Road Safety Week across the country

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Everyone is being reminded that many road users don’t have seatbelts, airbags or heavy metal to protect them.  This week is National Road Safety Week and the Canada Safety Council is looking to raise awareness that vulnerable road users make up more than 25 percent of traffic fatalities according to Transport Canada.  Pedestrians accounted for about 16 percent of that number, while the other 11 per cent was split between bicyclists at 2.6 percent and motorcyclists at 8.4 percent.  During Road Safety Week, drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, cyclists, and all other road user are encouraged to share the road as it may help to save your life.  The Council says a high number of collisions among cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists alike happened due to a lack of visibility or at night so pedestrians are encouraged to wearing bright colours, retro-reflective bands and lighting, if necessary, to help them become more visibile.  The responsibility also falls on drivers and their reactions, says the council, with one recurring problem being distracted driving, specifically texting.

 

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