Concerning Spike in Pedestrian Accidents Across Hamilton

Concerning Spike in Pedestrian Accidents Across Hamilton
May 16, 2022

The number of pedestrian-related accidents resulting in a fatality in Hamilton, Ontario has reached an all-time year-to-year high. Since January 2022, there have been 10 pedestrian traffic fatalities reported in Hamilton alone. We at Findlay Law believe that any number is an unacceptable number. We understand the severity of this situation and are on your side to get you safer roads and sidewalks, so you and your loved ones can travel the streets of Hamilton safely.

Action unquestionably needs to be taken to improve the safety of Hamilton roads for pedestrians. This includes stricter enforcement of discipline practices for speeding, distracted driving, or driving impaired, to ensure that all pedestrians on the sidewalks are safe. Just this week, the City of Hamilton voted 12-2 in favour of a two-way conversion of Main Street, and suggested more pedestrian space, temporary lane reductions, and reduced speed limits.

When you are behind the wheel, paying attention to your surroundings is critical, and this includes pedestrians. Check not just once, but twice, to ensure that all bike lanes, crosswalks, and road elbows are clear before you proceed. Slow down in school zones and in high-density areas where pedestrians are more likely to gather. By driving safely, you can set an example for other drivers on the road and have peace of mind knowing that you will not unintentionally harm another.

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