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16-Jul-2020

OPP focus on traffic safety initiative in Berkeley


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Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently completed a focused patrol initiative with a concentration on road safety and speeding, in particular, in the village of Berkeley, Township of Chatsworth.

Highway 10 travels through this community. There is a 80 kilometres per hour (km/h) speed limit on both sides of the village, with a reduced speed limit of 50 km/hr in the village itself.

Grey Bruce OPP have received several complaints from local residents, about cars speeding through the village. There are obvious concerns for children playing in the area, as well as pedestrians walking, cyclists and other road users. There is also a multi-use trail (former rail line) that passes through the village, which offers access to walkers, hikers, bikers, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobile users.

Officers dedicated several hours to this community focus issue with the following results:

  • 38 Provincial Offence Notices 
  • 1 stunt driver charged 
  • 1 suspended driver charged 
  • 1 motorist charged under the Cannabis Control Act 
  • 17 warnings were issued to motorists

 


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