Collision statistics more frightening than ghosts and ghouls
TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2018 /CNW/ - It's Halloween and with the many young children and families trick-or-treating outside, we're urging drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to prioritize safety and share the road – especially in work zones. Statistics show Halloween is often one of the most dangerous days of the year for collisions, with the additional risk of days getting shorter in the fall.
Motorists should take extra caution when driving around construction sites and Toronto Hydro crews. Workers are not only dealing with traffic conditions, but also dangerous electrical equipment. Slow down, pay attention to road signs and stay a safe distance away. Also be prepared for distracted children who may unexpectedly run into the street. It's particularly important for pedestrians to remain attentive of their surroundings as they may not always be visible to motorists.
"From the cute costumes parading the streets to little ones focused on counting their candy, it's easy for pedestrians and drivers to be distracted on Halloween. We're using this opportunity to remind people to stay alert, share the road and be extra mindful around our work zones."
- Christina Basil, Spokesperson, Toronto Hydro
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SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation