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Speeders being watched on Highway 69 in Sudbury

Sudury, Ont. -- The City of Greater Sudbury and the Greater Sudbury Police Service have launched Speed Watch, an in...


Sudury, Ont. — The City of Greater Sudbury and the Greater Sudbury Police Service have launched Speed Watch, an initiative to curb speeding on municipal roads.

The launch of this initiative was spurred by a concern about excessive speeding on Highway 69 North through the Guilletville-McCrea Heights corridor, says deputy mayor Ron Dupuis.

The City of Greater Sudbury has purchased two portable radar units. One is a large unit with a billboard-size display and mounted on a trailer, so it can be transported and used along various municipal roads around the city. A second, smaller radar unit is available for use by volunteers to monitor traffic speeds in residential neighbourhoods. Both units display the maximum speed limit, and the speed of passing vehicles.

No tickets are being issued under the Speed Watch program, but police say chronic speeding on Greater Sudbury roads could result in a “zero tolerance” campaign by the Greater Sudbury Police Service.


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