You may have enjoyed that extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning, but that's also a cause for concern during the Monday rush hour.
Toronto police say November, the month that daylight saving time is introduced, has traditionally been the month when pedestrians are involved in the most collisions. That's why they're launching the "STEP UP and Be Safe" pedestrian campaign on Monday morning.
"Traffic Safety" continues to be identified as a Toronto Police Service priority with an increased focus on pedestrian safety, especially seniors.
Police report 31 pedestrians have lost their lives this year. This represents over 62% of the total of all traffic fatalities in Toronto from 2013 January to date. There have been 18 senior pedestrian fatalities representing 58% of pedestrian fatalities.
All police officers and parking enforcement officers will pay particular attention to those motorists, cyclists and pedestrians who commit offences in the vicinity of pedestrian crossovers, crosswalks, intersections, school zones (particularly primary schools) and crossing areas frequented by seniors.
The campaign will end at midnight Sunday, November 10.