Due to an upward blip in the number of traffic deaths in Toronto involving cars colliding with pedestrians and cyclists, a coalition of traffic safety advocates called 8 80 Cities, is proposing a ban on cars turning right on a red light.
This solution is not only misguided but will only lead to further traffic congestion.
As reported in the Toronto Star, the group notes that 13% of all pedestrian injuries or deaths are a result of right-turning vehicles at intersections.
That may sound daunting, but watch as I explain why the devil is in the details when it comes to such statistics as yet again, another anti-car group lays all the blame on car drivers.
Sorry Nanny State advocates, Toronto doesn’t need a blanket ban on a commonplace maneuver that more often than not is completed without any sort of unfortunate incident occurring.