For Release: May 16, 2012
Originator: Sergeant Julie Craddock-Bijl - Oakville District Response Unit - 905 825-4747 x2249
Contact: Sergeant Craddock-Bijl - Oakville District Response Unit - 905 825-4747 x2249
Project 50 - Speed Enforcement Campaign
The Halton Regional Police wrapped up Project 50-a traffic initiative aimed at targeting speeding on residential streets throughout Oakville.
Over a one week period from May 5th to May 12th 2012, officers issued 217 provincial offence notices for speeding and an additional 63 offence notices for other violations including distracted driving and stop sign infractions. All of these were issued on residential streets where the posted speed limit was 50 km/hr.
Speed continues to be a factor in motor vehicle collisions. A driver who is speeding is less able to negotiate twists and turns in the road and to steer around hazards. Excessive speeds through neighbourhoods is not only dangerous, it affects the quality of life for those that reside within.
Police will continue to educate and enforce traffic legislation in an effort to enhance community safety.