Street design is a vital component of influencing road safety and creating a space for shared streets. Community safety zones are sections of the road that have a higher degree of safety concerns and complaints, such as schools or retirement homes. The goal of specific community safety zones is to reduce instances of speeding, distracted, and dangerous driving.
What differentiates community safety zones from regular stretches of road is penalties associated with certain traffic offences. In community safety zones, which are indicated by signage, fines are doubled for traffic offences such as speeding and traffic signal violations.
In order to avoid large fines, ensure that you are sharing the road safely, and always observe your surroundings to promote community safety.
Niagara Region. (2021). Community Safety Zones. Retrieved from https://www.niagararegion.ca/living/roads/community-safety-zones.aspx
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