The Traffic Calming Request Policy was developed with the goal of improving public safety for all road users by altering driver behaviour to encourage appropriate speeds on the Township’s roads. Traffic calming measures can reduce vehicles speeds and volumes while also reducing conflicts between road users. Traffic calming is used where the majority of motorists are driving inappropriately. For locations where only a few motorists are speeding Police enforcement is the best solution - please refer to the Road Watch section below or visit the Road Watch Program site for further information.
David Van Veen
Capital Services Senior Project Manager
Frequently Asked Questions
The York Regional Police Road Watch Program is a community-driven program that provides citizens with a means to report dangerous or aggressive drivers to the Police. Instances of unsafe lane changes, disobeying traffic lights and stop signs are some typical types of behaviours that qualify for a Road Watch submission.
Road Watch incorporates three components essential to modifying aggressive driving behaviour:
• Public education and awareness
By creating greater awareness and encouraging increased public participation, the program is designed to reduce motor vehicle collisions and potential fatalities.
What is aggressive driving?
Aggressive driving is defined as speeding, following too closely, failure to yield right-of-way, improper lane changes, disobeying traffic signs and signals and other similar behaviour. The personal injury, vehicle damage, repair costs and time consequences have serious implications for everyone.
How can you help?
If you observe a dangerous act of aggressive driving on a Township of King road, please fill in the details on the Road Watch Online Citizen Report form, or call York Regional Police at 905-895-1221 ext. 7550.