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Halton Regional Police wrapped up Project Five-O, a traffic safety initiative that targeted those drivers who choose to speed on residential 50 km/hr streets in Oakville.
During an 8 day period June 11th-18th), officers issued 153 offence notices for speeding and also noted that stop sign compliance on some residential roads was also low. On one street, 25 offence notices were issued for failing to stop at a stop sign.
Realizing that many motorists fail to see the dangers of speeding and don’t understand its deadly consequences, police are hoping this campaign will remind drivers that as their speed increases so does the risk of a collision.
Original Post: June 11, 2015 at 4:45 PM
Halton Regional Police has launched Project Five-O, a traffic safety initiative that targets those drivers who choose to speed on residential 50 km/hr streets in Oakville.
During an 8 day period starting June 11th 2015, officers will focus on residential streets that have been identified as having low driver compliance for the posted speed limit.
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.
The Halton Regional Police Service is committed to combating dangerous and aggressive driving behaviours that put all road users at risk.
For additional information about community concerns in Oakville, follow us on Twitter @HRPSOakville. Additionally, for the latest crime data, news releases and general information, visit the Service’s website www.haltonpolice.ca
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