Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:00 pm ·  2 Comments
Halton Police aim to provide an Oakville neighbourhood with high levels of traffic enforcement that focusses on a location that exposes road users to the greatest risks.
The location chosen often involves roads that have the highest posted speed limit, volumes of traffic, and controlled intersections where the exposure to risk and severity of collisions is the greatest.
In an effort to ensure that ALL roads receive the policing they deserve Project Viator (traveler) will focus police resources on identified high risk residential sub divisions within the region. Police analytics was used to determine how many public traffic complaints were received within a twelve month period. This data was added to the number of injury and property damage collisions reported within the same time period to determine those sub divisions that are exposed to the greatest risk.
The top Oakville residential area is identified as the Nottinghill Gate area in the Glen Abbey community and is bound by Upper Middle Rd to the north, North Service Rd to the south, Dorval Dr to the east, and Third Line to the west. This area will receive enhanced patrol on August 9, 2016. The Nottinghill Gate area had 118 incidents in the past 12 months: 3 injury collisions, 88 damage only collisions, 25 traffic complaints and 2 Road Watch complaints.
In order to effectively patrol these target sub divisions resources from all 3 District Response Units will work together as one regional enforcement team.
A total of 15 officers will be deployed within each sub division and they will adopt a zero tolerance enforcement approach. Officers will focus their efforts on the “Big 4” driver behaviours that are the leading cause of death on our roads, namely, distracted driving, impaired driving, aggressive driving and lack of seatbelt use.
Unfortunately, Police expect to stop and charge many drivers who live within these sub divisions. Our message will be very simple, “Help us to help your community by driving safely when traveling to or from home; your children or your neighbours children will be safer because of your decision”.
To report individual driver behaviour, residents can complete a Road Watch complaint here: https://www.haltonpolice.ca/services/reporting/roadwatch.php
ROAD WATCH© is a community driven program encouraging anonymous reporting of incidents involving dangerous and/or aggressive driving.