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Seven drivers issued tickets during Shirley Street speed enforcement

2017-12- 08 Timmins Police Cruiser MH
Timmins Police cruiser. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

In response to a number of recurring complaints regarding excessive speed by motorists on Shirley Street, a traffic enforcement initiative was undertaken by the Timmins Police on Sunday, March 7.

Concerns were identified to the police in regards to motorists travelling in this area well in excess of the posted speed limit.

Within one hour, five motorists were observed travelling at speeds of between 25 to 35 km/h over the speed limit on Shirley Street.

Targeted enforcement was deemed necessary to address this situation so that traffic safety would be enhanced in this area.

A total of seven motorists were issued Offence Notices in regards to speed violations on Shirley Street on Sunday. Other Offence Notices were issued for speeding in other areas of concern within the city.

“This is not merely a case of being marginally over the speed limit,” remarked Traffic Sergeant Thomas Chypyha. “This is either deliberate or inattentive driving behaviour that places the individual motorist at risk as well as pedestrians and other motorists and their passengers who happen to be in the area at the time that these offences are being committed.”

The Timmins Police Service remains firmly committed to traffic safety and will continue to undertake these measures to act as an incentive for all motorists to address their comportment while driving in Timmins.

Safety is no accident and, as such, problem areas are being scrutinized and addressed by the Timmins Police to remedy poor driving behaviours.