By Lindsey Stuckless
The Haldimand Press
HALDIMAND—New tools to deter speeding on county roads are coming to Haldimand.
Twelve solar-powered, pole-mounted speed warning signs, a mobile trailer speed warning unit and two speed spy devices will be purchased for a total $112,000. They are expected to be used across the county by the end of the year, possibly by summer.
Councillor Rob Shirton applauded the ongoing commitment to combat speeding issue in Haldimand.
“This is a good start and will be a good test to see how effective this will be. I think it should be a success,” said Shirton.
Two pole-mounted speed warning signs will be assigned to each Ward. Councillors will work with staff to decide on the locations based on resident complaints, logistics and safety issues. Councillor Craig Grice said choosing the locations will be tricky.
“No matter where we put these signs, we will be wrong for someone. The location will be right for one person but not another,” said Grice.
Staff and Council will examine the possibility of moving the speed warning signs every six months depending on costs and impact on the machines effectiveness.
The mobile speed warning sign and two speed spy devices will have their locations chosen by the OPP. Grice said that the public must call the OPP if they want to see action regarding speeding on their streets.
“People have to call the OPP. Councillors won't be able to help beyond educating,” said Grice.
Haldimand purchases additional speed warning devices