Partners in Traffic Safety
The Timmins Police Service recently unveiled a new tool to assist with their ongoing programs for Traffic Safety in their city. A radar speed measuring machine was introduced to the public during a roadside media event. Police are confident that the device, which immediately warns motorists how fast they are moving, will assist in allowing drivers to police their own behaviour, self-correct to reduce their driving speed and help to increase road safety.
Timmins Police Chief John Gauthier told the local press that, “For those people who are abiding by the rules of the road, it’s not going to be an issue. But it is a nice gentle reminder to slow down a bit.”
Jointly funded by Timmins Accident Support Services Ltd and the City of Timmins Engineering department, the machine will be used to increase awareness and promote safety in the city. The device will assist in tracking traffic patterns and speed travelled on the roadways where it is situated, allowing for pro-active enforcement and even possible changes to speed limits in certain areas if deemed necessary.
Steve Sanderson, President of Accident Support Services International Ltd. was pleased to be in Timmins for the presentation of the ‘speed machine’ and to continue to support the Timmins Police Service in their traffic safety initiatives.