Today, at 10 a.m., at the intersection of Danforth Avenue and Coxwell Avenue, police will kick−off “Intersection Look Out.”
Driver’s and cyclist’s will be targetted and police will either issue warnings or will issue traffic tickets. In the past, during these type of blitzes, police issue numerous tickets in an attempt to justify the resources utilized in these endeavours.
Officers from 54 and 55 Divisions, and the Toronto Police Service Mounted Unit will be watching intersections across Danforth Avenue, between Victoria Park Avenue and Broadview Avenue.
Drivers not obeying the proper stopping laws, or failing to yield to pedestrians and cyclists will be stopped by police.
Police will be paying particular attention to where vehicles stop (behind the line or into the pedestrian walking zone) and whether vehicles are coming to a full and safe stop at lighted intersections and waiting for pedestrians to cross before turning right.
Motorists and/or cyclist’s that do not stop behind the white line and encroach upon the pedestrian walking zone face traffic tickets under the Province’s Highway Traffic Act.
Most accidents happen when vehicle operators are looking left for oncoming traffic, while they turn right, coming into contact with pedestrians, either injuring or killing the pedestrian(s).
The Toronto Police Service is requesting drivers to do a self−check on their driving behaviour.