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Two Toronto police officers survey the scene Jan. 18 after a woman was struck and killed by a TTC bus at Mount Pleasant Road and Eglington Avenue. Tragedies such as this have touched off a debate about road safety in Toronto and the GTA. (DAVE CHAN/Dave Chan for The Globe and Mail)
Two Toronto police officers survey the scene Jan. 18 after a woman was struck and killed by a TTC bus at Mount Pleasant Road and Eglington Avenue. Tragedies such as this have touched off a debate about road safety in Toronto and the GTA. (DAVE CHAN/Dave Chan for The Globe and Mail)

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Will police blitz curb jaywalking? Add to ...

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.



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