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Committee formed to focus on traffic safety

A committee has been formed to focus on overall traffic safety in the community. Enforcement Services Manager Chris Manuel says his department wants to reduce traffic related injuries.

He explains that there are many components that will help them towards their goal.

Their focus will be put on community engagement and will be looking for public members to be part of the group. There will be communication specialists, enforcement, engineering and school board representation included. These groups would meet more often but there would also be opportunity for larger groups to brainstorm on strategies for the community.

The committee would be able to provide input on traffic cameras and other tools that are used in the city.

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Manuel says they have already started to recruit and meetings should start once summer holidays are completed. He adds that the amount of people for the committee is a moving target but they do have five confirmed members which include an RCMP officer.

Traffic enforcement is currently being taught to youth at Safety City by enforcement officers but Manuel says this new committee would focus on all age groups.

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