A rash of pedestrian fatalities in the Greater Toronto Area prompted police on Wednesday to conduct a safety blitz. Police officers were strategically positioned at problem intersections in downtown Toronto, handing out tickets to pedestrians crossing the street against traffic signals.
But is such a blitz effective? What measures can be put in place to reduce the number of pedestrian injuries and accidents?
Please join us as we discuss this issue Thursday at noon (ET) with Sergeant Tim Burrows of Toronto Police's traffic services unit.
If you'd like to pose questions to Sgt. Burrows beforehand, please feel free to leave them in the comments section of this page.
Sgt. Burrows has been with the Toronto Police Service for 20 years. He is the supervisor for the Communications and Media Relations Office assigned to the Traffic Services Unit. His mandate is to raise the awareness of traffic related issues to improve the safety of Toronto's road users with the goal to reduce collisions, injury and death.