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Traffic Safety Program

York Region’s goal is to reduce the number and severity of collisions that happen on Regional roads. The safety of all Regional roads and intersections is appraised yearly. Based on the results, York Region can see which roads and intersections can be improved.

The findings are then used to:

Annual Traffic Safety Report

The Annual Traffic Safety Report is produced by the Transportation Services Department. The purpose of this report is to provide an understanding of road safety trends on York Region roads.In addition, this report supports the planning and execution of coordinated law enforcement, road safety improvements, and public education campaigns for travellers in York Region.

2016 Annual Traffic Safety Report

2015 Annual Traffic Safety Report

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Safety Tips for Motorists Traveling Through Construction Zones

Many construction workers are injured or killed each year when working on roads. When driving through construction zones motorists must:

  • Slow down early when approaching construction zones
  • Be patient and obey signs and signal persons
  • Merge well in advance when lanes are being funnelled down
  • Avoid lane changes, give yourself extra following space and be ready to stop
  • Do not speed up quickly when leaving construction zones
  • Do not pass construction vehicles when their amber lights are flashing
  • Plan ahead and expect delays
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Safety Tips for Pedestrians Through Construction Zones

  • It is very important to obey ALL work zone signs, workers and pavement markings
  • Watch where you are going.  Your primary responsibility is to walk through the work zone as safely as you can
  • Orange Work Zone Signs – these signs communicate to drivers and pedestrians what is going on and how to travel safely through the work zone.  They can also indicate that a sidewalk is closed and that a detour must be taken
  • Pavement Markings –painted or taped lines on the pavement separate car travel lanes and can also indicate pedestrian walking paths
  • During construction, some sidewalks may be closed. Pedestrians may be required to move to the other side of the road or to a temporary pedestrian walkway
  • Use designated pedestrian crosswalks and traffic lights to cross the street before reaching a construction zone and DO NOT cross in the middle of the road
  • Please DO NOT walk on the roadway beside the barriers
  • Please be alert and aware of your surroundings when travelling near construction areas
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Tips for Motorists

 

 

Motorists play a very important role in keeping the streets safe. There are some simple things that motorists can do to make sure that they can see pedestrians when it is dark out and avoid collisions:

  • Approach intersections with caution
  • Make full stops at stop signs
  • Keep windshields clean, both inside and out
  • Adjust driving to the conditions of the road
  • Keep windshield wipers in good repair
  • Obey speed limits in school areas, school zones and community safety zones
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Tips for Pedestrians

 

 

The clothing that pedestrians wear can play an important part in keeping them safe while walking, running or cycling.

Pedestrians can make sure that motorists can see them at night by:

  • Wearing reflective clothing
  • Attaching a small flashing light to their clothing
  • Only crossing the street at intersections and crosswalks
  • Wearing light or bright colours instead of dark clothing
  • Obeying all pedestrian signals
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Video Tips for Teens

 

 

 

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