Safety Category Archives

RIDE Program Begins Seasonal Crackdown on Impaired Motorists

RIDE check blurry night

The holiday season is here, which means the return of festive spirit, quality time with friends and family, and unfortunately… increased numbers of impaired drivers. The latest Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E) program launched on November 24 in anticipation of the holiday season. By December, the random spot check initiative led by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) had already resulted in over 100 impaired driving charges. Whether this year’s …

How to Choose the Best Car Seat for Your Child

An illustration of a child seated in a car seat

This fall, many parents have brought their little ones back to school or daycare. Parents undoubtedly take the time to carefully consider where their child will attend and make every effort to ensure that they are in a safe learning environment. However, parents should also turn their minds to the safety of their child’s commute and take the same care in selecting a car seat. This article will help the busy parent make the right choice and use it properly.

Pokémon Go: Safe Play in Augmented Reality

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Road Hockey: Let the Kids Play

a road hockey net stands before an empty residential street

Ontario’s minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Couteau was in the news recently for his plea to Toronto city council to lift a ban on road hockey in the city. The by-law in questions states that: “no person shall play or take part in any game or sport upon a roadway and, where there are sidewalks, no person upon roller-skates, in-line skates or a …

New Laws Likely Insufficient in Preventing Pedestrian Deaths

woman crosses busy street of cars and pedestrians

As the summer season approaches, increasing numbers of pedestrians and cyclists will make their way outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. Unfortunately, Toronto Police Service safety statistics are not on the side of pedestrians; fatality numbers continue to rise despite new provincial laws to enhance road safety. This data revealed that on average, a pedestrian in Toronto dies every 10 days. There has been a …

2016 Helmets on Kids campaign kicks off in Toronto

By law, it is mandatory for every cyclist under the age of 18 to wear a helmet, while those who are under 16 need to have a parent or guardian make sure they are wearing them. Helmets have been proven to greatly reduce the risk of brain and head injuries, preventing concussions and potentially even death. Studies have shown that helmet use reduces head injury …