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March Road Safety Theme: Slow Down

March 12, 2021

NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – The Road Safety theme for March is “Slow Down.”

Speeding is the number 1 cause of death on the roads. Drivers are being reminded to slow down and follow the speed limits.

“Speed is among the top concerns expressed by residents in recent years,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford. “Reducing speeds is one way we can improve road safety, along with other tools.”

The Municipality implemented a community wide 40 km/h speed limit in the urban core of Kemptville in August 2020. The area includes South of County Road 43 to Concession Road, Somerville Road and Hurd St to the West, as well as Van Buren to Bridge St. and Wellington Road to the East. The Tempo Subdivision on dePencier Drive and the eQuinelle Subdivision have also been included. The Municipality is considering a similar approach for rural hamlets.

If residents wish to report a car that is speeding please contact the OPP at: 1-888-310-1122 or submit a detailed traffic report online at www.opp.ca (Click on “Report Online”). For all emergencies call 9-1-1.

“For the safety of all road users, drivers are reminded to follow the marked speed limits,” said Acting Inspector Nancy Graves of the Grenville Ontario Provincial Police. “This will also avoid unnecessary fines and penalties.”

For ongoing traffic concerns, residents are encouraged to fill out a Traffic Concern Form on the Municipal website (click on the Service Request/Concerns icon on the homepage at www.northgrenville.ca). Forms are directed to Public Works staff to determine the course of action. The complaint may also be forwarded to the North Grenville Police Services Board.

The Road Safety public awareness campaign aims to promote safe driving behaviours and make roads in North Grenville safer for all users. A portion of the campaign is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

The North Grenville Road Safety Campaign Committee is comprised of the Municipality of North Grenville, the North Grenville Police Services Board, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, the Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police, and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.

For more details on the campaign visit the webpage at www.northgrenville.ca/roadsafety.

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For more information please contact:  

Jill Sturdy, Corporate Media Relations Officer
Municipality of North Grenville
      
613-258-9569 ext. 168