Road Safety

Fall Safety Campaign

The safety of all road users is a priority for the City of Toronto.


The City of Toronto is reminding all road users – pedestrians, cyclists and drivers -- to be more aware of each other, especially as we enter a season when daylight hours are greatly reduced.

To help remind the public to slow down and to be aware, the City of Toronto has produced two new “Please Slow Down” lawn signs that remind road users to drive carefully as they travel in local neighbourhoods with older adults (orange sign) and school children (blue sign). The new signs include graphics of older adults walking and two children playing. The public can help spread this safety message by picking up signs at their local councillor’s office and displaying them in their neighbourhoods.

The safety of all road users is a priority for the city.  These signs are a way of making motorists aware of their speed as they travel in residential areas.

It's important for everyone to be aware of their surroundings.  Remember, safety is everyone's responsibility.  

To get a lawn sign, please contact your local councillor.


Are these signs enforceable?

No, the Toronto Police Service will not enforce the sign, however, enforcement of the posted speed limit is feasible

Where can I place the sign?

  • On public property (between the curb or the edge of the roadway and the property line)
  • 0.6 metres (2 feet) from the curb
  • Inserted into the ground using the wire frame only
  • Where it will not obstruct sight lines for pedestrians, cyclists or drivers
  • As supplied and without further illumination or the use of reflective tape

Where can the sign not be placed?

  • To obstruct a sidewalk
  • Within 3 metres of a fire hydrant
  • On a roadway median or island
  • By an expressway or an expressway ramp
  • In a drainage ditch
  • Anywhere that blocks access to, or operation of, culverts, bridges and overpasses
  • On a building, structure, post, pole, tree or bush

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