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Traffic fatalities are way up in Toronto this year

It's fair to say that 2016 hasn't exactly been the greatest year around the world. And the same can be said right here in Toronto because traffic fatalies are at a 15 year high.

According to statistics released by police today, 75 have been killed on local roads this year. As CBC reports, this year has been especially treacherous for pedestrians - 41 have died in traffic-related accidents this year.

The number of fatalities hasn't been this high since 2002. Toronto Police say 97 people died that year.

Over the summer, cars hit more than 1,000 pedestrians and cyclists. And while the city launched a pedestrian safety campaign in November, many claimed it was guilty of victim-blaming, noting that both drivers and pedestrians bare responsibilty.

Lead photo by

Dave Bottoms.


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