Toronto Police and Sunnybrook Health Sciences, the Ministry of Transportation and CAA have partnered up for the “Be Alert, Be Seen” campaign – promoting pedestrian safety.
The campaign encourages pedestrians to wear brighter or reflective clothing – especially in the winter months when it gets dark earlier.
35 pedestrians have lost their lives on Toronto roads in 2016 alone.
However, the safety campaign has pedestrian advocates up in arms over what they see as “victim blaming”.
Walk Toronto and Friends and Families for Safe Streets believe the focus should be on driver behaviour and lowering speed limits.
Why the push back from pedestrian advocate groups? Do you see “victim blaming” here?