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TIMMINS POLICE ISSUE REMINDER TRAFFIC ADVISORY — TRUCK ROUTES

The Timmins Police Service is issuing a Traffic Advisory in regards to Commercial Motor Vehicle (tractor-trailer) operators who persist in not complying with the municipal by-laws pertaining to the established truck routes in Timmins.

Recently, the number of tractor trailer operators who are failing to make use of the curb lane as dictated by municipal bylaw seems to be increasing.

The applicable municipal bylaw stipulates that these vehicles must use the curb lane while being operated in the section of roadway that stretches from the Canadian Tire traffic light in the west all the way to the extreme east end of the town of Porcupine.

The Timmins Police freely acknowledge that tractor trailers may use the center most lane to accommodate a left turn or to avoid any given road hazard.

Nonetheless, a growing number of operators of these types of vehicles appear to be neglecting their responsibilities in terms of respecting the applicable truck route by-laws.

Additionally, a number of infractions by CMV operators are noted in terms of failing to stop at the traffic control light at the Porcupine Mall.

The vast majority of these operators are driving professionals who are fully compliant.

Those tractor trailer operators who choose to ignore the by-law or the Highway Traffic Act are advised that their roadway comportment is a concern for the Timmins Police Service that merits additional attention in order to enhance local roadway safety.

The Timmins Police Service – Traffic Section as well as platoon officers will be addressing these issues as they are an obvious public safety priority.