Biking/Pedestrian Safety

Walking and biking are healthy, environmentally friendly transportation options. More people are walking and biking to work, cities are implementing bike share programs, and transportation planners are taking pedestrians and bicyclists into account.

Unfortunately, pedestrians and cyclists are at an inherent disadvantage when involved in traffic crashes: when a faster moving vehicle meets a pedestrian or a bicycle, the vehicle always wins. Further, as vehicle technology has improved to protect passengers, non-occupants remain equally vulnerable.

Effective April 1, 2015, all bicyclists will be required to wear a bicycle helmet whencycling on public roadways in Newfoundland and Labrador. This amendment to the Highway Traffic Act will be introduced today in the House of Assembly. ... Fines for not wearing a bicycle helmet while riding will range from $25 to $180.

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Pedestrian Safety Resources:

Wear Your Helmet.  It's the Law!

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