HAMILTON, Ont. — The Ontario Ministry of Transportation truck enforcement unit has joined forces with Hamilton Police to work towards creating safer roads with the launch of Operation Slo-Mo.
The 10-month project, which was launched on March 15 and will be operational until to Dec. 15, will focus on reducing the number of collisions, especially personal injury and fatalities, along the Upper James St. corridor.
Upper James St. is a major north/south thoroughfare on the Hamilton Mountain. Over the past three years, four intersections along Upper James St. (Mohawk Rd., the Lincoln Alexander Parkway, Stone Church Rd., Rymal Rd.) were identified by the City of Hamilton as being within the top 20 locations for collisions across the Region.
Speed will be one of a number of Highway Traffic Act infractions that will be a focus of the initiative with a zero tolerance approach. The project will also focus on stop-light compliance, pedestrian safety and heavy commercial vehicle fitness. Hamilton Police officers will be partnering with the Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Environment officers with targeted enforcement and high visibility in the identified area.
As part of the project’s education component, Hamilton officers will be partnering with community organizations M.A.D.D. and Families Against Careless Driving by participating in community events throughout the project timelines.
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