Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 08:00 AM
Red light cameras have arrived at select locations throughout Durham Region to improve traffic safety and reduce fatalities on our roadways.
Red light running has the potential to cause serious injury or death for both the offending driver and innocent victims. In Durham's Strategic Road Safety Action Plan, these cameras were identified as a priority safety countermeasure to reduce T-bone collisions at intersections.
The Region’s collision records database shows 534 collisions over a three-and-a-half-year...
Posted on Friday, August 14, 2020 04:55 PM
The Region of Durham has teamed up with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), as well as York Region, to monitor and look at what shapes Lake Ontario’s water quality in west Durham.
The Western Durham Nearshore Water Quality Monitoring program has been collecting water quality data from the nearshore of Lake Ontario since 2006, including by Durham Region’s Ajax Water Supply Plant intake and near the Duffin Water Pollution Control Plant outfall. This data has been used to further research...
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2020 04:46 PM
As a part of Durham Vision Zero, Durham Region is making bicycle crossings easier and safer for cyclists, drivers and pedestrians by installing crossrides along multi-use path routes at intersections throughout the region. A crossride is a dedicated space at an intersection where cyclists can legally ride their bicycle through the intersection without dismounting. Crossrides are identified by unique pavement markings and may be located beside a pedestrian crosswalk or on its own. Crossrides can...
Posted on Monday, July 06, 2020 06:00 AM
In support of Durham Vision Zero, the Region has introduced a new all-way stop at Cameron Street and Laidlaw Street in Cannington (Township of Brock) to improve roadway safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
The new all-way stop will require all drivers in each direction to stop their vehicle before entering the intersection, as well as yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk and any traffic in or approaching the intersection. With a new controlled crossing, this initiative will improve road...
Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:00 AM
Did you know that speed is a contributing factor in approximately one third of fatal motor vehicle collisions? Reducing speed is the best way we can reduce the frequency and severity of collisions in our community.
While traffic may be lighter during COVID-19 as residents continue to stay home, road safety is more important than ever and we all must use roads responsibly. For drivers, that means slowing down and remembering that speed limits are not guidelines – they are laws. For cyclists and pedestrians,...