Keeping Residential Streets Safe

Photo of the blog author By Ron Fanfair,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 12:46 p.m. June 25, 2015

In response to local resident concerns expressed on 13 Division and unit commander Superintendent Scott Baptist's Facebook pages, the Division launched a two-week neighbourhood traffic initiative that ended on June 14.

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TPS Crest at 23 Division Station

Baptist said the initiatives addressed challenges caused by the Eglinton LRT construction, which has led many motorists to use surrounding residential streets during their commute to avoid delays near Allen Rd.

“The complaints we received had to with with speeding primarily, driving the wrong way on one-way streets and rolling through stop signs,” said Baptist. “We had 86 complaints from residents and politicians and we responded with focussed and targeted enforcement which is good customer service.”

13 Division officers issued 437 provincial offence notices during the initiative, including 121 tickets for disobeying signs, 56 for speeding, 45 for disobeying stop signs, 25 for disobeying traffic signals, nine for not wearing seat belts, seven for driving with a hand-held communication device and two for driving the wrong way.

Baptist said the enforcement will be elevated every time there is a danger to the community.

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