In response to community concerns, Peterborough Police Service is launching a summer traffic campaign targeting speeding in residential neighbourhoods.
“The number one complaint we hear on a daily basis is about speeding in residential areas,” says Traffic Sergeant Peter Sejrup, who is in the video at the end of this post explaining the program further.
“We have heard those complaints and are embarking on an aggressive traffic enforcement campaign that will slow down drivers and save lives,” Sejrup adds.
Traffic Sergeant Peter Sejrup
The campaign, called Safe Under 7, will run for June, July and August, and take a zero tolerance approach to motorists driving in excess of 7 km/h over the posted speed limit in residential neighbourhoods.
“This number is not arbitrary—driving just 7 km/h above the posted speed limit in residential neighbourhoods can have catastrophic results,” says Sgt. Sejrup.
“This campaign has the capacity to make a significant difference in reducing personal injuries, property damage and fatal collisions.”
Learn more about the program in this Peterborough Police video being widely shared on Facebook...
Residents who wish to report traffic concerns in their neighbourhood are asked to call the Peterborough Police Service Traffic Unit at 705-876-1122 ext. 289.