NewsPolice see an increase of pedestrian deaths SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, contributor, Monday, Nov. 21st, 2016 Photo Credit: SuppliedOur local OPP detachments are raising awareness to the amount of pedestrian deaths in Ontario so far this year. The number is the highest it’s been in eight years, as 30 people have already been killed. Sergeant Kerry Schmidt says that number is very alarming, and the year isn’t over yet. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Pedestrian-Deaths-1.mp3 Schmidt says the onus is on both drivers and pedestrians to stay safe on the roads. He says pedestrians need to pay attention to the traffic, look before crossing the street, and wear light-coloured or reflective clothing.