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200 traffic violations issued during Project Corridor

The campaign targeted unsafe driving, cycling and pedestrian activities
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File photo of Guelph Police Service Building. Kenneth Armstrong/GuelphToday

The Guelph Police Service with the assistance of the U of G Campus Community Police conducted a dedicated enforcement and education campaign along the Gordon Street corridor between Waterloo Avenue and Clair Road from Nov. 5 to 17, 2017. The campaign targeted unsafe driving, cycling and pedestrian activities along this busy stretch of roadway.

During the two week period, 200 traffic violations were issued, broken down into the following categories:

  • Speeding - 124
  • Disobeying traffic lights- 25
  • Distracted drivers - 21
  • Careless driving - 8
  • Bicycle violations - 5
  • Pedestrian violations - 4
  • No insurance - 4
  • Disobey sign - 3
  • Other violations - 6

There were also nine collisions in the corridor and all but one was preventable. They were broken down into the following:

  • Careless driving or follow too closely on the part of a driver - 6
  • Bicycles riding through crosswalks - 2
  • One car struck a deer

Although there were a number of drivers were stopped for speeding, based on evidence gathered from speed monitoring devices prior to the campaign, the speed of the cars being stopped on Gordon Street was significantly reduced and did not approach those previous speed levels. Slower speeds will continue to be a factor in greater road safety and will be a point of enforcement for police as we move into the winter driving months.

Everyone has a role to play in road safety. Please slow down and follow the rules of the road.