As part of the launch of its new “Slow down” campaign, aimed at raising motorists’ awareness of speeding on its streets, the Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro is encouraging its residents to get involved and make road safety a priority in their neighbourhood!
“We are concerned about the safety of our residents. Our Borough, our Council members, our Traffic Committee and the police have received numerous complaints from residents about speeding on the streets. With the start of the school year in the next few weeks, it is of the utmost importance to remind everyone travelling along our streets about the importance of slowing down, for the safety of our children, for the safety of one and all,” stated Dimitrios (Jim) Beis, Mayor of Pierrefonds-Roxboro. “We are proud to launch this new initiative that directly involves residents because safety on the Borough’s streets is everyone’s business!” he added.
With the hope that many Borough residents will turn out to do so, they are being encouraged to come to the big distribution day on Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the parking lot of the shopping centre located at 4957 boulevard Saint-Jean in Pierrefonds (formerly Mourelatos) in order to get a “Slow down” sign to post on their lawn. Please note that proof of residence will be required.
Last year, 69 pedestrians and 11 cyclists lost their lives on Québec roads. This initiative, therefore, aims to ensure that residents travelling along the Borough’s streets can do so safely.