Sun. Aug 14th, 2022

A Toronto police car.

Police in Toronto have launched a week-long traffic campaign focusing on motorcycle safety.

The initiative, which began Monday and runs until Sunday (June 19), includes both traffic enforcement and community engagement. Enforcement will focus on speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving and impaired driving, police said.

According to Toronto police, collisions involving motorcycles increased by 29 per cent in April and May over the same timeframe last year.

“During these two months, a total of 45 motorcycle-related collisions occurred; that’s roughly five to six collision each week,” Toronto police said in a Monday morning news release, noting 60 per cent of the motorcycle collisions occurred between noon and 6 pm

In 2021, 12 of the 60 people killed on Toronto’s roads were motorcyclists.

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