Canadian Road Safety News Digest

Toronto city council approves $52-million boost for road safety

July 14, 2016   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on August 10, 2016

The Globe and Mail (TORONTO, ONTARIO)

Toronto City Council backed a $52-million boost for road safety over the next five years, beating back an attempt to speed up the plan and in the process calling for a ban on pedestrians using electronic devices while on the road.

The new road-safety plan was approved amid a spate of pedestrian fatalities and barely a week after a senior was killed riding a bicycle. It still needs to survive the city’s budgetary process, and finding about 10 per cent of the money will require going cap-in-hand to Ottawa.

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