- More than 1,000 tickets were given to drivers for failing to stop at a red or an amber light
- Approximately 1,200 tickets were given to drivers for disobeying stop signs
- Approximately 200 charges were laid against cyclists for riding their bicycles in a crosswalk
- Approximate 1,200 tickets were issued to pedestrians
- In 2010 alone, there have been 34 traffic fatalities (this does not include the number of people injured)
Here are our safety tips for winter commuting: 1. As a cyclist/pedestrian, make sure your clothing is bright, reflective - try to make yourself visible. 2. As a cyclist/ pedestrian, make sure when crossing an intersection that your hood does not block your peripheral vision. 3. As a cyclist/pedestrian, make sure if you are listening to music, you are still paying attention to traffic signals as you cross an intersection. 4. As a cyclist, if the road has a bicycle lane, stay in that lane and follow the lane! 5. Drivers: Winter tires make a difference! Install a full set! 6. Drivers: Keep an ice scraper and snow brush in your car at all times. 7. Drivers: Give yourselves extra time to properly defrost your car before starting your drive. 8. Drivers: Be careful when turning left and right at intersections where pedestrians are crossing; allow yourselves enough time to slow down before entering the intersection- if you have to wait, it's better than injuring someone. 9. Pedestrians: Give up on jay-walking- if caught, you get a ticket, and regardless, you put yourself at risk for a fatal accident or potential injuries. 10. Drivers/Cyclists/Pedestrians: Don't Rush...Nothing is more important than your life! Everyone should remember to STOP- LOOK- LISTENAnd if the unthinkable happens, remember, the personal injury lawyers at Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers LLP are here to help you through your trying times.