Toronto Police Traffic Services

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Close calls at the crosswalk

Crossing busy city streets can be dangerous, especially for young students, who, like all Toronto pedestrians, must deal with speeding cars, stopping just before a crosswalk or racing through before those on foot have made it to the other side.

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Cops focus on nabbing distracted drivers

Const. Hugh Smith has seen drivers doing some pretty irresponsible things, he says. “Shaving, putting eyeliner on,” he said. “I even observed someone with a whole pizza box, open lid covering the steering wheel, and they were pulling the pizza apart with both hands — all while driving down a busy street.”