For Release: May 06, 2012
Originator: Sergeant Julie Craddock-Bijl - Oakville District Response Unit - 905 825-4747 x2249
Contact: Sergeant Julie Craddock-Bijl - Oakville District Response Unit - 905 825-4747 x2249
Project Five-O Aimed at Reducing Speeds on Residential Streets
Halton Regional Police will be launching Project Five-O, a traffic safety initiative that targets those drivers who choose to speed on residential 50 km/hr streets in Oakville.
During a one week period starting May 5th 2012, officers will focus on residential streets that have been identified as having low driver compliance for the posted speed limit.
Last year during the project police issued 50 provincial offence notices on one street alone over a 3 day period.
Realizing that many motorists fail to see the dangers in speeding and don’t understand its deadly consequences, police are hoping that this campaign will once again remind drivers that as their speed increases so does the risk of a collision.
The dangers of speeding on residential roads is concerning as there is often more pedestrian activity. Vehicles that are travelling at high rates of speed require an increased stopping distance and have less time available for driver reaction to situations such as a child running out onto the roadway.