Keeping An Eye On Pedestrians

Barrie Police Launch Safety Campaign

Barrie Police are launching a Pedestrian Awareness Campaign after a rash of serious pedestrian-related collisions – some of them fatal. They’ll key on both pedestrians and drivers, but the focus will be on offences committed by those on foot. Walking against a Don’t Walk signal is one example – it can bring a total fine of $50. And remember being taught in school to always walk on the left side of the road, facing oncoming traffic, if there’s no sidewalk? There’s a $50 fine for that as well. In 2015, there were 52 pedestrian-related collisions reported to police in the City of Barrie.