Lead Foot on the Gas Pedal Means a Lighter Wallet and Less Safety on our streets!


Thunder Bay PoliceTHUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – Drivers in Thunder Bay, take note, if you have a lead foot on the gas pedal, chances are you are going to likely find that your heavy foot has caused you to have a lighter wallet. The Thunder Bay Police Service are on a traffic safety campaign. Following on the results of an earlier traffic enforcement effort on Oliver Road on Wednesday, TBPS officers returned to the area on Thursday.

Police are concerned for public safety based on results from that second consecutive day of the radar enforcement project set up on Oliver Road near the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center. Thursday, twenty five drivers were ticketed for doing more than 20 km/hr over the posted speed limit in just a four hour period.

The highest speed of the day was 80 km/hr in a posted 50km/hr zone.

These findings were shocking to the service because of the media coverage alerting the public the previous day about issues with speeding in this particular area and the number of tickets that were handed out.

Officers will continue to focus on enforcing the speed limits in the city determined to change the habits of drivers who continually surpass the posted limits. Investigation have shown that speed is the major factor in collisions that determines the seriousness of the injuries and damages.

Initiatives such as Radar Enforcement in construction zones, community safety zones and school zones will continue as they are an essential part of policing to ensure that the citizens of Thunder Bay are safe.

As the weather warms, and we start getting more bright and sunny days, a sure way to enjoy them is by driving at the posted speed limits. Not only is it safer, more relaxing, but also less expensive on your wallet.

Lead Foot on the Gas Pedal Means a Lighter Wallet and Less Safety on our streets!

James Murray
Chief Content Officer

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