OTA looks to tackle road safety in a roundabout way
January 14, 2011
TORONTO, Ont. -- The Ontario Trucking Association's (OTA) board of directors has approved the funding of a study to examine designs for roundabouts that would be conducive to the operation of various truck configurations operating on the...
TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA) board of directors has approved the funding of a study to examine designs for roundabouts that would be conducive to the operation of various truck configurations operating on the province’s roads. The OTA says civil engineers typically support the construction of roundabouts as a benefit to road safety and a more efficient means of moving traffic.
“OTA cannot keep track of and provide analysis on every potential roundabout construction project in the province. Nor is it necessarily appropriate that OTA should, as a matter of course, be opposed to roundabouts. However, it is appropriate and proactive for OTA to take the position that municipalities should ensure that new roundabouts will accommodate all truck configurations,” said Geoff Wood, vice-president of operations and safety at the OTA.
OTA will be distributing the discussion paper to organizations like the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Ontario Good Roads Association and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and asking them to share this work with their members.
Government entities, associations or OTA members interested in obtaining a copy of the OTA research on the subject can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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