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News Release November 2, 2018

November is Pedestrian Safety Month in Peel

BRAMPTON, ON (Nov. 2, 2018) – Autumn is the time of year when we see an increase in pedestrians hit by motor vehicles, as shown by Peel Regional Police statistics. For this reason, November has been declared Pedestrian Safety Month in Peel by a community partnership involving the Region of Peel, the City of Brampton, the Town of Caledon, the City of Mississauga, Peel Regional Police, the Caledon OPP detachment, Teens Learn to Drive, and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

Everyone can help improve pedestrian safety with these simple actions:

When driving:

When walking:

To learn more and to test your knowledge on pedestrian safety IQ, visit  peelregion.ca/pedestriansafety #PedestrianSafetyPeel

The Region of Peel is making infrastructure changes to improve pedestrian safety, including:

On September 13, 2018, Peel Regional Council endorsed the Vision Zero Road Safety Strategic Plan, which outlines actions to improve road safety through improved engineering, enforcement, education, and empathy. The "Vision Zero" framework, which originated in Sweden in 1997, highlights that no loss of life is acceptable and is based on a system of shared responsibilities among all of those involved in the road system .

For more information, visit peelregion.ca/visionzero.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and approximately 163,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

Media Contacts

Gloria Leonardis
Communications Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800 ext. 4667

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail