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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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Updated March 12, 2020.

Your comments

Joanne Cook commented on 17-Jul-2020 11:26 PM
Good job. More is needed. My son in law was nearly ran off the road twice.
This is getting worse.
Libby Howell commented on 21-Jul-2020 04:40 PM
Great start, more is definitely needed
Ryan Johnson commented on 22-Jul-2020 10:23 PM
And this is what we are about to allow a pit haul route to enter based on data that is for 60km/h
Diana Rae commented on 24-Jul-2020 08:29 AM
Thank you. I do
wish MTO would consider improving the signage heading north into the Village of Berkeley. Going into the Village of Berkeley there is a flat stretch that leads to a crest of a hill into an intersection at the bottom of the crest. It’s comes suddenly to an unsuspecting driver and is a recipe for disaster.





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