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Road Safety

Road safety is the responsibility of all road users: drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Be respectful. Be courteous.

 
Pedestrian Crossover

All road users - drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists have a responsibility to know their role when approaching a pedestrian crossover.

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  • Image of a hand holding a cell phoneDistracted Driving
    Buckle up and keep your phone down! A moment of distraction is all it takes to change a life.
  • Share the Road LogoShare the Road
    Be respectful. Be courteous. Look out for cyclists on the road, slow down and only pass when it’s safe to pass.
 

Did you know?

  • Motor-vehicle collisions are the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related hospitalizations and deaths among both males and females within Middlesex-London.1
  • Most unintentional injuries are preventable and predictable.

Drivers!

  • Wear your seatbelt.
  • Share the road.
  • Drive according to the weather conditions.

Cell Phone Use While Driving

According to the recent Cell Phone Use While Driving - Health Index (PDF 919KB)2, 35% of respondents in the Middlesex-London region reported talking or texting while driving in a typical week in 2012.

Cyclists!

  • Make eye contact with the driver before walking your bike across an intersection.
  • Children under the age of 14 can bike on sidewalks in the City of London.
  • Share the road.

Walkers!

  • Follow the safety rules and wear reflective clothing to be seen day and night.
  • Be Safe and Be Seen when you're out and about walking, biking, jogging, boarding, blading, etc.

Contact Us

  • Healthy Communities and Injury Prevention Team
    519-663-5317 ext. 2220
 
Date of creation: February 28, 2013
Last modified on: March 28, 2018
 
 
 

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[Infographic] Cell Phone Use While Driving

Cell Phone Use While Driving - Infographic

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References

1Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU). (2012c). Middlesex-London Community Health Status Resource: Figure 5.4: hospitalizations and death for leading causes of unintentional injury. Retrieved from
http://communityhealthstats.healthunit.com/chart/leading-causes-unintentional-injury/figure-54-hospitalizations-and-death-leading-causes
2Middlesex-London Health Unit. (2014). The Health Index Cell Phone Use While Driving. London, Ontario: Author.