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Slow down. Speeding costs more than points



York Region launches road safety campaign

Newmarket– The Regional Municipality of York’s most recent statistics show more than one third of collisions are caused by acts of aggressive driving, including following too closely, exceeding speed limits, driving too fast for conditions, improper passing and improper lane changes. To remind motorists about the dangers of speeding, York Region is partnering with York Regional Police to launch a road safety campaign.

Media is invited to attend an event to launch the campaign.

When:
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:
Bathurst Street at Woodspring Avenue
Newmarket, Ontario

What:
York Regional Police will conduct speed enforcement using radar to detect motorists who are driving too fast. York Regional Police and York Region staff will also be available to discuss the campaign and the role the organizations play in providing safe, efficient and reliable transportation.

The launch of this campaign coincides with National Road Safety Week (May 14 to 20). The annual event raises awareness of behaviours that put road users at risk. Follow York Region and YRP to learn more about the Region’s role in making roads safe, including:

  • Red light cameras resulting in a significant reduction of right-angle collisions
  • Bluetooth technology allowing York Region to address and resolve traffic issues in real-time
  • Roundabouts benefiting traffic flow, lower travel speeds and fewer collisions

York Region is responsible for the operation and maintenance of more than 4,200 lane-kilometres of roads, traffic signals, transit planning and construction. Approximately 2.4 million trips are taken every day on Regional roads.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 52,000 businesses with over 636,600 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices

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Media Contact:
Tamara Ostrowski, Corporate Communications,
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 71226 or Cell: 905-251-6412
Email: tamara.ostrowski@york.ca


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