Following two recent traffic incidents where children were struck by vehicles within days of each other, residents are requesting immediate efforts to improve safety and slow traffic down.
Windsor’s Ward 4 City Councillor says he has received a flood of calls from residents after these two latest traffic incidents involving children. He admits that residents are voicing their concerns about people speeding through their neighborhoods and demanding new traffic measures to slow traffic down.
Councillor Chris Holt agrees something must be done about people speeding. However, he does not believe adding more speed bumps or four-way stops is the way forward.
Holt says that the way to address the real issue is to effect cultural change. He believes that, while difficult, “a change in attitude is more effective.”
According to Holt in Windsor News Today, there have already been many measures taken to attempt to slow traffic down in some cities. Walkerville, for instance, which already has narrow streets, has added street parking and frequent stops. However, he believes that without a change in attitude, no real change in speeding habits will take place.
Will There Be Increased Enforcement?
Holt says he does not argue the point of employing police enforcement. However, he also does not believe that approach is a sustainable solution to addressing the overall problem.
Councillor Calls for Cultural Change to Slow Traffic
Holt plans to schedule a public meeting to bring together various parties to discuss next steps. He believes gathering concerned residents, police, staff and school board officials together will provide opportunities for brainstorming, discussion and planning. Public education will also need to be a big part of traffic safety measures going forward.
Holt says that while his plans are yet in the early stages, “we all need to be on board for it.”
Call Our Trusted Law Firm for Legal Help After a Crash
After any crash, figuring out your next steps can be overwhelming. If you need help determining your legal rights, call our trusted law firm for assistance.
At Greg Monforton & Partners, we have extensive experience helping crash victims. Our experienced Windsor auto accident lawyers have obtained millions in compensation to help our clients move forward with their lives. We are ready to protect your interests and seek maximum compensation on your behalf.
Call our law firm today to schedule your free, no-risk case review. We are available to take your call any time, night or day. If choose to have us represent you, there is nothing for you to pay us up front or while we manage your case.
Proven Results. 866-320-4770