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The City of Hamilton, in partnership with the Road Safety Committee of Ontario, is committed to public safety and eliminating serious injuries and fatalities for all road uses.
The City of Hamilton reminds residents that with the increase in hours of darkness due to the time of year, pedestrians and motorists need to be looking out for each other and make eye contact when out on the road. In order to ensure pedestrian safety, motorists and pedestrians must respect each other and follow the traffic rules of the road. Drivers should avoid speeding, distracted and aggressive driving as these behaviours are dangerous and put pedestrians at risk.
Throughout the month of November, the City of Hamilton has adopted a Ministry of Transportation initiative and will be placing sidewalk markers in various parts across the city to help pedestrians be more aware of their surroundings and where they are walking.
Most pedestrian fatalities and injuries occur at intersections where the pedestrian had the right-of-way and the motorists driving straight without paying attention to pedestrians. Secondary incidents occur when vehicles are turning left or right and the pedestrian has the right of way.
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