June 2012Dear Ontarians,We are pleased to submit this report on the review of all accidental cycling deaths whichoccurred in the Province of Ontario between January 1st, 2006 and December 31st,2010. This review arises from the tragic deaths of 129 people who died while cycling inOntario during the review period.
The moo of the Oce of the Chief Coroner for Ontario is,
“We Speak for the Dead to Protect the Living.”
It is our hope that this report and its recommendaons will give voice to those cyclistswho have lost their lives, and that from an examinaon of the tragedy of their deaths
may come hope for a safer Ontario in which all road users can share our roads more
safely. The Review Team makes 14 recommendaons in the areas of public safety anddeath prevenon.
We encourage all Ontarians to take personal responsibility for their own safety and forthe safety of all road users.Sincerely,
Dan Cass BSc, MD, FRCPCDeputy Chief Coroner - InvesgaonsOce of the Chief Coroner for OntarioChair, Cycling Death Review