Local government | September 14, 2016
City of Mississauga is encouraging drivers to slow down on streets to ensure safety of residents in the community through a number of public education safety campaigns.
The City is distributing ‘Please Slow Down’ lawn signs to promote safe driving habits and to lower vehicle operating speeds on neighbourhood streets. These signs can be obtained at no cost from the Ward Councillor offices or the Transportation and Works Customer Service Counter at 3185 Mavis Road.
“We develop and support programs that educate residents and all road users to keep their communities safe,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner of Transportation and Works. “The lawn signs, among other initiatives, aim to encourage all road users to be responsible and obey traffic rules so we can travel safely in and around the City. The safety of all road users is a priority for the City of Mississauga.”
The City is working with the Share the Road Cycling Coalition to encourage cyclists to follow the recently amended Highway Traffic Act. The new Act states that when passing, motorists must leave at least one metre of space between their car and a person riding a bicycle. This ensures safety of the motorist as well as the cyclist.
In addition, the City is working with Transport Canada and railway authorities to ensure resident safety around railway crossings in Mississauga.
For safety tips, educational programs and information visit mississauga.ca/roadsafety. To obtain a Please Slow Down sign, contact your Ward Councillor, visit the Transportation and Works Customer Service Counter at 3185 Mavis Road or call 311.
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 4839