Walking has proven to be mentally and physically beneficial for children and adults alike; however, according to the City of Ottawa, in 2018 alone, pedestrian injuries accounted for more than 350 road injuries and fatalities. In 2019, the Ottawa Police Services reported nine pedestrian fatalities involving a motor vehicle.
Fatalities and injuries to walkers and joggers occur because of a variety of factors, including:
- Motorists failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians
- Impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Pedestrian error
WalkSafe Downloadable Teacher Program
In lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified our WalkSafe content that would have been traditionally delivered to students by an OSC presenter and packaged it as downloadable lesson plans aligned with Ministry of Education curriculum requirements, resources, activity sheets and videos that teachers can deliver in their classrooms until such time as we can resume in-class presentations.
Book a Pedestrian Safety Presentation
Presentation Safety Presentations are age-appropriate and equip children with the tools to keep themselves safe while walking, biking, skateboarding or scootering to school. We provide the tools to encourage healthy, active and SAFE living. They are available in both French and English and are interactive, use flash-cards, PowerPoint, props, games, songs and a working model of a traffic light!
Our Pedestrian Safety Blogs
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