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Pedestrian Peril

Last year 64 people were killed in traffic accidents in Toronto - 9 more than were murdered - 42 of whom were pedestrians or cyclists.

I always caution my children to be very careful on the roads. Cars are far more likely to injure or kill them than any other peril. Crossing the street needs to be done carefully. Cars are so dangerous to people that it doesn't ultimately matter who has the right of way if you get hit.

What I need to improve upon is remembering this when I am driving and in a hurry, particularly at night. That is the most important time to be aware of pedestrians and cyclists. Wherever I am racing to is not as important as ensuring I drive safely and defensively.

I need some feathers in my lead foot.

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