Oakville “Project Bottleneck” Aims to Keep Intersections Free and Clear

Additional Congestion at Trafalgar Road at Cross Ave & Cornwall Road Intersections caused by frustrated rush hour drivers.

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Oakville “Project Bottleneck” Aims to Keep Intersections Free and Clear
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Chantal Corner

Chantal Corner

Sergeant Chantal Corner is the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Department. She grew up in Oakville and graduated from Loyola. She still resides in Oakville.

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Are you an impatient driver who gets stuck sitting in the middle of an intersection on a red light? Is oncoming traffic honking their horns since they can’t get through? There is a charge for that and the Halton Police will be targeting those impatient, inconsiderate drivers.

The Halton Regional Police has received numerous traffic complaints related to the volume of traffic that blocks two heavily travelled intersections in the Town of Oakville; Trafalgar Road and Cornwall Road and Trafalgar Road and Cross Avenue.

When high peak commuter traffic exits the Oakville GO station, many drivers fail to follow the direction of the traffic signals which control the intersections. As a result, vehicles are clogging the intersection and subsequently blocking the laneways for opposing traffic to pass.

In response to this traffic dilemma, the Oakville District Response Team has created “Project Bottleneck”.

Traffic officers will focus on those drivers who imped the flow of opposing traffic by entering the intersection when it is not clear. Drivers who fail to keep the intersection clear may face a charge of Improper stop at a traffic signal or Interfering with traffic, both under the Highway Traffic Act.

“Project Bottleneck” is scheduled to start November 1, 2015 and will be conducted as both an educational and enforcement traffic campaign.

Halton Police would like to remind drivers of the importance of following the rules of the road. When approaching a traffic controlled intersection, please be patient and do not move forward until the vehicles in front of you have fully cleared the intersection.

Anyone can make a traffic complaint about a specific location by reporting it online at http://www.haltonpolice.ca/PRC/Pages/TrafficComplaints.aspx or can report a specific driver complaint by submitting an online Roadwatch report at http://www.haltonpolice.ca/PRC/Pages/ROADWATCH.aspx



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