pedestrian safety

Winter safety
November 13, 2019

The evenings are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping across the province, as colder weather takes hold in BC. According to ICBC, 44% of crashes involving pedestrians happen between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. from October to January, making winter a particularly treacherous...

Tips for a safe Halloween
October 29, 2019

Halloween is a major highlight in the calendar for kids (and some adults) across the province, with trick-or-treating, costume parties, and pumpkin carving in the cards for many of us. While trick-or-treating should be a fun and exciting time for kids, Halloween can also be more dangerous than...

Doctors of BC launches pedestrian safety campaign for kids as part of Be Active Every Day
October 16, 2019

It’s October, and that means Doctors of BC’s annual children’s health challenge Be Active Every Day is back. The challenge, which seeks to get kids aged 5-11 active and playing for at least 60 minutes every day, is coordinated by local physicians around the province who talk to students...

Making BC’s roadways pedestrian safe
October 11, 2019

On average, 2,300 pedestrians are injured in car crashes every year across British Columbia, and for the most part are entirely preventable.

Whether you are driving to work, cycling to school, or walking your dog, awareness of your surroundings is key to ensuring everyone using our...

Keeping pedestrians safe on our roads
October 10, 2019

Whether you live in a city or a small town, and whether you drive a car, take the bus or ride a train, at some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian. – Anthony Foxx

In 2017, 284 pedestrians were killed by drivers on Canadian roads. In British Columbia, 2300 pedestrians were injured...