Traffic Watch :: What is Traffic Watch?
What is Traffic Watch?
Blue Mountains Traffic Watch is a partnership among citizens, police, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and the Town of The Blue Mountains to fight aggressive driving in our Community.
The Traffic Watch Program began in Caledon in January 1995 with immense support from the citizens and businesses throughout their community. This program is now enforced in many communities in Ontario.
The Traffic Watch program was implemented to address many traffic concerns and incidents relating to aggressive driving, risk-takers or anyone breaking the law. These incidents occur throughout Blue Mountains on a regular basis. The purpose of Traffic Watch is to eliminate senseless car crashes, road rage and a plain disregard for the rules of the road. We all should participate in making our communities safe and crash free.
The Traffic Watch Program is a partnership initiative between the Blue Mountains Community Watch Committee, The Blue Mountains OPP, the Ministry of Transportation, the Town of The Blue Mountains, and the citizens and business community of Blue Mountains to address aggressive driving. The program integrates three components essential to modifying driver attitudes that include education, awareness and enforcement. Road Watch signs are erected on roads entering Blue Mountains.
What is Aggressive Driving?
Aggressive driving consists of speeding, following too close, failure to yield right-of-way, improper lane changes, improper passing, disobeying traffic signs and signals, and impaired driving.
You can do your part by setting an example of good driving habits. Our roads can be safe if we all take responsibility.
Driving is a privilege. If you are a thrill seeker, think twice before you put your foot on the accelerator. Selfish moments of speeding and aggressive driving can have a permanent effect on someone's life. Slow down... Stay in control...