Community Safety Zones are areas of the roadway where public safety is of special concern. This may include our roadways near schools, daycare centres, retirement facilities, or any other area where high accident rates are present.
Moving violations of traffic laws while traveling through a Community Safety Zone automatically results in fines being doubled to reinforce a powerful message that aggressive driving and other infractions will not be tolerated.
Four Safety Zones within the City of Brockville have been designated so far. These are:
- Thousand Islands Secondary School, Parkedale Avenue – between Stewart Boulevard and Windsor Drive
- Westminster School and St. Mary School – Central Avenue between Stewart Boulevard and Ferguson Drive
- Commonwealth School, Brockville General Hospital, Brockville Collegiate Institute – Pearl Street from Murray Street to Park Street.
- Prince of Wales School, Brock Street between Dales Avenue and Elm Street
These zones have been established in the interest of public safety. In all these areas, there is a high pedestrian traffic of school children attending elementary and secondary schools.
Many principals and teachers feel that the flashing lights and Community Safety Zone signs have slowed down the traffic, with drivers putting more effort into being more cautious and aware. Crossing guards have noticed that the speed has dropped and that people are now aware of the area being a Community Safety Zone. Parents have an added feeling of safety knowing that these steps are being taken to keep their children safer.