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Take the Safe Driving Pledge and become a safe driving ambassador

 

By taking our Safe Driving Pledge, you commit to safe driving on the road. Come to City Hall during opening hours to get an electrostatic sticker for your vehicle that will help identify you as a safe driving ambassador!

More than 1000 traffic studies have been conducted in the last 10 years in Beaconsfield. They were used to analyze and measure the speed of close to 365,000 vehicles.

Here are the highlights:

 

  • Nearly 60% of motorists travel at a speed of between 11 km/h and 20 km/h above the speed limit in school zones
  • More than 8% of motorists travel at a speed exceeding 20 km/h above the speed limit in school zones
  • Less than 12% of motorists travel at a speed below the speed limit of 40 km/h
  • Nearly 58% of motorists travel at a speed between 1 km/h and 10 km/h above the speed limit of 40 km/h

The City plans to install speed displays in school zones in 2018 in order to make motorists more aware of the speed limit of 30 km/h. This project is receiving financial assistance equivalent to 50% of the costs for purchasing and installing equipment under a financial assistance program from the ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports.

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I am a driver who is committed to following the basic rules of the road: 


1) I AM RESPONSIBLE

My conduct has an impact on the safety and overall experience of other road users in my neighbourhood; cyclists are more vulnerable than motorists, and pedestrians are even more vulnerable than cyclists.

2) I AM CONSIDERATE

I adopt a courteous and respectful attitude toward other road users and give priority to those who are more vulnerable than I am.

3) I RESPECT THE RULES

I adhere to the Highway Safety Code at all times by exercising caution in school zones, obeying speed limits and being especially careful at crosswalks and traffic lights.

4) I LEAD BY EXAMPLE

I will affix a Safe Driving Pledge. I’m on Board! sticker on the back window of my car.

5) I AM ECOMOBILE

I will drive less and walk or bike more when possible.

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