Toronto’s chief medical officer recommends lowering speed limits to save lives

Toronto’s speed limits are well above the national average and the city has a high rate of pedestrian deaths and injuries (In 2010, 20 pedestrians were killed and 2,050 were injured). A reduction in speed limits to 30km/hour on residential streets and 40k/hour on all other streets could save lives, says Toronto’s chief medical officer, Dr. David McKeown. His report, Road to Health: Improving Walking and Cycling in Toronto cites evidence that shows pedestrians are less likely to be killed for very 10km reduction below 60k/h. Read more in the Toronto Star.


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