Collisions between cars and bicycles down, cops say
Collisions between bikes and cars are down this year, but Toronto Police admit more could be done when it comes to enforcing the rules of the road on cyclists.
According to numbers from traffic services, of the 417,879 traffic tickets issued this year, only 1,894 were issued to cyclists. That's less than the 2,718 issued to pedestrians.
"Is there room for improvement on enforcement? Oh yeah," Burrows said. "Is that the route we want to take? I don't think so, I think we'd prefer to go after education and change the behaviour."
The death of Darcy Allan Sheppard who was fatally injured in an incident involving the car driven by former attorney general Michael Bryant Monday is considered a pedestrian fatality even though he had earlier been riding a bike.
Before Sheppard's death, 15 pedestrians, two drivers, four passengers and one motorcyclist had died on Toronto roadways this year.