More on How to Cut Down on the Pedestrian-Killing DriversAmazingly, The Star has a hint.
Montreal, long considered the jaywalking capital of Canada, faced a similar year of reckoning back in 2006, when 27 pedestrians were killed in the city and 183 seriously injured.
In response, the police department introduced a safety program that helped change that dangerous reputation. Police now credit two annual safety campaigns that target pedestrians, in spring and fall, for a dramatic reduction in just a few years.
In 2008, 77 pedestrians were seriously injured, and in 2009 there were 19 pedestrian fatalities, down 30 per cent from 2006. So far in 2010, no pedestrian deaths have been reported in the city.