Roadway Traffic Sign Enforcement

Published by Stephanie MacRae

Published on 2019-04-01

 

Cornwall, ON – Throughout the month of April, the Cornwall Police Service (CPS) will be looking for drivers who are violating roadway traffic signs as part of its monthly traffic initiative.

Traffic signs provide important information about the law, warn about dangerous conditions and help guide motorists. Intersection collisions account for over half of all fatalities and almost three quarters of serious injury accidents. Officers will be focusing on sign violations involving both, motor vehicles and cyclists. Some of these traffic signs include stop signs, yield signs, no turn signs, no U-turn, and others. By creating safer intersections, city roadways will become safer for everyone to use.

“Roadway traffic signs are put in place for a reason and it is important for us to remind motorists about the dangers of not abiding by them,” said Staff Sergeant Chad Maxwell of the Community Patrol Division. “It is essential that motorists slow down and pay attention to these signs in order to ensure the safety of other motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and themselves.”

Enhancing traffic safety is a major objective within the CPS Strategic Plan. As such, monthly safety initiatives have been developed to keep the public informed and promote safer roadways and bike paths. These initiatives will be carried out by the Traffic Unit, as well as Community Patrol Officers.

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