Speeders on Oakville parkway keeping Halton police busy


Published June 5, 2023 at 10:19 am

Even despite a technological pre-warning to speeders, Halton Regional Police are still being kept busy enforcing the speed limit on William Halton Parkway near Trafalgar Rd. 25. HRPS PHOTO

Some drivers on Oakville’s William Halton Parkway still aren’t getting the message to slow down.

Halton Regional Police have kept busy ticketing and warning speeders on the Oakville road since its first phase was completed in late 2020 and that continues to be the case even when alerting drivers to the 60km/h speed limit.

In a span of just a few hours recently on the parkway, near the Trafalgar Rd. intersection, Halton police issued 25 tickets and 10 warnings.

“Despite the technological pre-warning to speeders, our District Response Unit traffic officers were still kept busy enforcing the speed limit on William Halton Parkway today near Trafalgar Rd. 25,” tweeted Halton Police on May 31.

That comes after a 30-day span of enforcement last month where police intercepted over 100 speeders and 11 stunt drivers.

“Town roads are not to be confused with a racetrack,” said Halton Regional Police said on Twitter in an effort to get people to ease off the gas pedal.

Oakville Mayor Rob Burton even weighed in.

“William Halton Parkway is a relatively unpopulated street, so I imagine people with a craze for speed have been attracted there thinking, ‘Oh, I’ll get away with it,'” Burton told inhalton.com recently.

And, guess what? No, they didn’t get away with it.”

Halton police have taken the time to remind the public the parkway is well watched and they will make sure the speed limit is being “strictly enforced.”

William Halton Parkway, which runs parallel to Highway 407, was constructed to help relieve traffic congestion along Dundas St.

The four-lane roadway, which creates a new east-west corridor from Bronte Rd. (Regional Rd. 25) to Ninth Line (Regional Rd. 13) in Oakville, is set to be completed in 2024.

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