Let them walk on the road!
by Franke James
“Let them walk on the road!” photo essay copyright 2008 Franke James
Jan.7/08: Pedestrian deaths spark safety warning
2 dead, another struck within 24 hours
The two deaths, a young woman and a man in his 70s, were the first two traffic fatalities of the year. In 2007, 51 people died in traffic accidents; 22 of them were pedestrians. ~ The Toronto Star
“It’s time to get tough with businesses and homeowners who don’t clear snow and ice from their sidewalks, Toronto Councillor Joe Mihevc says, and he’s calling for quick fines and city action for those who won’t comply.
That could get expensive — a $50 fee if the city has to do the cleanup, along with a fine that can range from $125 to as much as $5,000. And if you don’t pay, you’ll find the tab added to your property tax bill”