Why can’t we all just roll – or stroll along?
Drivers, cyclists, pedestrians … A new survey has found that one-in-four Canadians feel it’s unsafe to take two wheels to city streets, due to distracted drivers and pedestrians, road construction, as well as other cyclists who simply don’t follow the rules. State Farm commissioned the study and Statistics Canada numbers almost serve as a footnote to it, indicating nearly 7500 cyclists are injured each year.
There is a lack of cycling infrastructure. There is confusion about the rules of sharing the road. There are mobile devices.
Cars keep passengers safer now than ever before. Does that give drivers a heightened sense of security, leading to riskier driving? Toronto recently introduced a 106-page road safety plan. Does the City of Winnipeg need to follow suit and take your safety more seriously?
And who are the biggest offenders on the road: drivers, cyclists or pedestrians? Well, who do you see with mobile devices in their hands while en route?