As the number of cyclists increase, so does the number of collisions between cyclists and pedestrians. Both road users need to respect each other as people take to the outdoors on wheels or on foot to enjoy Canada’s beautiful summers. In countries where pedestrians and cyclists have learned to adjust to each other and anticipate each other’s moves, the number of injuries from cyclist and pedestrian collisions is low.
Up to 95% of all injuries are both predictable and preventable. Yet more than 3 million residents of Canada are injured every year.
No one expects to be injured. The trouble is, too many of us think that serious injuries only happen to other people. But they can and do happen to us, and to others around us – taking a moment to have a word with yourself about changing your attitudes and beliefs could prevent injury and save your life.