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News Release: October 1, 2019

October is Pedestrian Safety Month in Peel

Brampton, ON. (October 1, 2019) – Pedestrian and motor vehicle collisions increase in the fall and winter months. For this reason, the Region of Peel and its partners have declared October as Pedestrian Safety Month.

Everyone can help improve pedestrian safety with these simple actions:

When driving:

When walking:

“With fewer daylight hours at this time of year, it’s important that we take extra care to help ensure the safety of all commuters,” said Andrew Farr, Region of Peel Commissioner of Public Works. “The Region of Peel is committed to improving the safety of our roads. We have adopted the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan to help protect the most vulnerable road users and reduce the number of people getting hurt or dying from motor vehicles collisions.”

The Region of Peel is making infrastructure changes to improve pedestrian safety as part of the Vision Zero Road Safety Strategic Plan:

To learn more and to test your pedestrian safety IQ, visit our pedestrian safety page or tweet us using #PedestrianSafetyPeel.

Pedestrian Safety Month is the result of 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.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.5 million people and 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. 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