By Chris Pickup
It seems motorists are running stop signs and speeding with impunity all over Haldimand.
A request for lower speed limits on Dunrobin in Caledonia triggered a firestorm of complaints from Haldimand councillors in committee last week.
The Dunrobin request was received as information as the need for a comprehensive study and re-evaluation of the county’s policy on speeding, stop signs and all way stops became evident.
CAO Craig Manley noted councillors needed to do better canvassing around their neighbourhoods to pinpoint problems.
People are running stop signs in Hagersville according to Tony Dalimonte and there have been many complaints in Caledonia, especially around school zones.
Bernie Corbett noted the need for checks and balances and raised the possibility of photo radar and all-way stops. However, “there is no guarantee they will solve the problem”.
He also noted, as a member of the police board, that a public meeting on policing issues in Jarvis attracted a total of five participants. Monday night, he observed that a public meeting in Caledonia raised a miserly participation of seven.
“People are not obeying signs, they’re running stop signs, but the enforcement is not there,” he charged. “And people want 4-way signs right now.”
He also gave notice of motion for the next meeting of council on committee to instal an all-way sign at Fairview West and Pine in Dunnville.