Ontario’s chief coroner recommends making sideguards mandatory

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Ontario’s chief coroner released the Pedestrian Death Review report today. A key recommendation: Transport Canada should make sideguards mandatory on heavy trucks in Canada.

In today’s Globe and Mail , “After reviewing a troubling spate of pedestrian deaths, Ontario’s chief coroner is calling for an overhaul of the province’s roads to bolster safety.He is recommending 26 changes. including lowering speed limits to 40 kilometres an hour on many residential streets, adding a slew of pedestrian crossings and installing side guards on heavy trucks to help prevent people from falling beneath and getting crushed by the rear wheels.”

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