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November 26, 2002
Media Advisory: City launches "Watch for Bikes" campaign
Councillor Olivia Chow, co-chair of the Toronto Cycling Committee, and
Councillor Howard Moscoe, chair of the Licensing Sub-Committee, in partnership
the Canadian Automobile Association, will reveal a new warning sticker for all
4,000 city taxicabs. The "Watch for Bikes" sticker is a reminder for drivers
and passengers to look around for approaching cyclists before opening their cab

Date: Wednesday, November 27

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Location: Colony Hotel Toronto, 89 Chestnut St.

While it is illegal to open your door into traffic (Highway Traffic Act,
Section 165 - Fine $105 + two demerit points), "dooring" incidents are the most
common type of car-bike collision in the downtown core.

The City has mandated (bylaw 574-2000) that every taxicab owner must equip his
or her cab with three "Watch for Bikes" stickers - one on the driver's side
mirror and one on each rear passenger window.

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