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 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.
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Click here to visit our WalkSafe teacher Program page to find out more about the different programs and downlaod the teacher’s packages.
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