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Keeping Kitchener-Waterloo Safe: A Community Guide

We’re passionate about building a safe community in Kitchener-Waterloo. It’s important to know what our responsibilities as citizens are and when to report a problem. By being informed and acting correctly, we are choosing to become responsible citizens. Further, we are contribution, individual by individual, to building a better Kitchener-Waterloo.

In the spirit of good neighbourliness, here’s a helpful guide to safety in our community.

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What is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is fast becoming an important topic for auto safety, personal injury law and everyone that gets behind the wheel of a car. With this topic dominating the headlines and the increasing rise in fatalities, it’s important to define what actually constitutes distracted driving, as well as what the law says about it - because the consequences of distracted driving are real.

What happens if you get injured on public property?

Slip and fall accidents aren’t just reserved for the wintertime; hazardous conditions can arise during the warmer months when the winterkill of the cold wreaks havoc to grounds and sidewalks everywhere. If you fall on a public property and sustain injuries – the city may be liable. Here’s what you need to know.

 

What are the typical grounds for making a claim?

Where are the Waterloo Region LRTs?

We’re all used to the news about LRT delivery delays in Kitchener-Waterloo – the better part of a year has passed since the original date by which all Bombardier promised all vehicles would be delivered. So what is Waterloo Area waiting for, and what’s taking Bombardier so long? There has been a number of LRT development issues along the way, and we’re not out of the woods yet. Let’s look at the public transit delays, and where that has left us.

7 Rules of the Road You're Not Aware of

Have you ever learned after years of thinking something you were doing or thought was okay, was actually illegal? For a moment it might be hard to accept.

But there are plenty of laws of the road and exceptions that Canadians might not know about. In order to keep yourself and others safe while driving, here is a short, but common, list of road rules you may not have heard of.

 

1. U-Turns Have Many Exceptions

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