Recent fatalities involving cyclists on the road has prompted Toronto Police to introduce various initiatives to ensure road safety for cyclists.
In 2017, 36 cyclists were killed in motor vehicle accidents. The Toronto Police Service’s “S.P.A.C.E to Cycle” campaign was launched in order to foster a better understanding of the safety measures that motorists must undertake when sharing the road with vulnerable cyclists.
The “S.P.A.C.E to Cycle” program, which stands for Safety, Prevention, Awareness, Courtesy, Education, focuses on cyclist and motorist behaviors that compromise road safety, including blocking bike lanes, “dooring”, and observance of the one meter rule when approaching cyclists.
JEWELL RADIMISIS JORGE, LL.P. has also undertaken to promote bicycle safety, providing hundreds of students with free, brand new helmets to ensure that they are properly equipped and adequately protected when bicycling.
The team at JEWELL RADIMISIS JORGE, LL.P. strongly encourages all cyclists to engage in safe practices when out on the road, and all motorists to remain vigilant as the weather warms up and cyclists increase.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a cycling accident, you may be entitled to receive the help you deserve. Contact us at JEWELL RADIMISIS JORGE, LLP,and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.