McGuinty speaks out after fourteenth pedestrian killed

Premier Dalton McGuinty is calling on pedestrians and motorists aliketo be more careful after a 14th pedestrian was killed in the Torontoarea this month.

Premier Dalton McGuinty is calling on pedestrians and motorists alike to be more careful after a 14th pedestrian was killed in the Toronto area this month.

The premier’s words came as a city councillor pushed for reduced speed limits in the wake of the fatalities.

Speaking in Kitchener, McGuinty said experts would have to determine why this is happening, but he added that people need to be more careful.

McGuinty says both pedestrians and motorists need to be respectful of each other and mindful of what’s going on around them.

Mayor David Miller said the city is stepping up efforts to make the streets as safe as possible.

Coun. Bill Saundercook wants councillors to research the most dangerous streets in their wards, with the intent of reducing speed limits on those roadways by 10 km/h.

He was to put forward the motion yesterday, and it will be debated today.

Saundercook’s initiative comes after Juliette Robinson, 38, died after being struck by an SUV in midtown Toronto on Monday.

Sgt. Tim Burrows says she was hit by the SUV while she crossed slightly west of a marked crosswalk.

 
 
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