Pedestrian safety blitz

By Robert Frank

Police will be keeping a close lookout for car and pedestrian infractions at key Laval intersections, to try to reduce the risk of accidents there.

Laval Police have identified which of the city’s arteries are the most accident-prone.

“Streets that intersect with large boulevards like St. Martin, Labelle, Laurentian and Concorde are where pedestrians are most likely to be injured by motorists,” said Sgt. Frédéric Jean.

“Fortunately, most of these accidents are preventable,” he added.

“In order to reduce the number of accidents, we intend to maintain an proactive presence there, and encourage pedestrians to stick to marked crosswalks,” Sgt. Jean continued.

“We also intend to ensure that motorists respect the rules that oblige them to cede the right of way to pedestrians,” he concluded.

Buses, biking and walking are two of the alternatives that the city’s wants citizens to consider, as actively encourages them to choose viable alternatives to their cars when they want to get around Laval.

As previously reported in The Suburban, police have pinpointed Laval’s 15 most pedestrian-accident prone intersections:

  • Laurentian and de la Concorde
  • Curé Labelle and Notre Dame
  • Concorde and Ampère
  • Concorde and Laval
  • Laurentian and Grenoble
  • St. Martin and McNamara
  • Curé Labelle and Samson
  • De la Concorde and 12th
  • St. Martin and le Corbusier
  • Souvenir and de l’Avenir
  • Carrefour and Terry Fox
  • Laurentian and Cartier (near the Cartier metro station)
  • De l’Avenir and Jacques Tétrault
  • De l’Avenir and the Montmorency terminal

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