What should I do about the vehicles that speed on my street?
Residents concerned with speed are encouraged to participate in the City's Neighbourhood Speed Watch program. The Neighbourhood "Speed Watch" Program is a safety awareness program intended to give motorists a friendly reminder of their speed when travelling through your neighbourhood. Often, drivers who speed in residential areas are unaware of the effect their actions have on the peace and safety of you and your neighbours. The radar board displays the actual speed of the passing car (whether it is speeding or not) and helps the specific violator become aware of their excessive speed and lets them learn from the experience, without the consequence of a fine.The City has a policy for implementing speed control plans through the use of speed humps and traffic circles. These are physical devices which force drivers to slow down as they maneuver over or around the obstacle. If you feel that there is a speeding problem on your street, please submit a request, in writing, to the Transportation Services Department at the City of Niagara Falls, c/o MacBain Community Centre, 7150 Montrose Road, Unit #1, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2H 3N3. Once we receive your request, Staff will schedule speed studies to determine the operating speed of your street. As part of the review we will also review the collision history, traffic volume counts, pedestrian activity, visibility assessment and a signing review. Should the data indicate that there is a speeding problem, City Staff will follow up with a questionnaire to determine the neighbourhood's preference for speed control devices.Categories: Traffic