Traffic Unit

Traffic safety is a major priority for the Cornwall Police Service (CPS). Residents have a reasonable expectation to feel safe as they travel on the roadways and bike paths in our city.

Issues related to road safety have been recognized as extremely important in our community.

As part of the CPS' commitment to creating a safer Cornwall, a Traffic Safety Plan was developed in 2018 to assist in ensuring the safety of everyone on our roadways. This includes all motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, with our goal being to reduce the amount of injuries and collisions within our community. The Traffic Safety Plan includes both, educational and enforcement components, and will provide a foundation for safer roadways. In the plan, monthly traffic safety initiatives are carried out by the Traffic Unit, as well as Community Patrol Officers. 

November Traffic Initiative 

intersection safety month

INTERSECTION SAFETY MONTH

Cornwall, ON – Throughout the month of November, the Cornwall Police Service (CPS) will be focusing on intersection safety as part of its monthly traffic initiative.

During the campaign, officers will be continuing to enforce intersection-related violations, such as improper turns, failing to stop for amber lights, failing to stop for red lights and stop sign violations.

“Intersections can be busy and high-volume area for all road users,” said Staff Sergeant George Knezevic, Officer in Charge of Community Patrol Division. “It is essential that all motorists abide by the signs and traffic control lights in place to ensure the safety of other motorists, pedestrians and cyclists passing through.” 

Enhancing traffic safety is a major objective within the CPS Strategic Plan. As such, monthly safety initiatives have been developed to keep the public informed and promote safer roadways and bike paths. These initiatives will be carried out by the Traffic Unit, as well as Community Patrol Officers. During the October Traffic Initiative, Operation Impact, the CPS focused on several violations, including impaired driving, aggressive driving, seatbelt violations and distracted driving, which resulted in numerous drivers being fined.  

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