Truro Police Chief pleased with summer speed enforcement checks in the east end

Truro Police deployed a speed/radar trailer throughout the east end of town over the summer in response to concerns from the public, and stepped up enforcement checks.

The trailer was set up three times on Brunswick Street, twice on Alice and Burnyeat Streets, and once each on Archibald, East Prince, Lyman, Martha, Prince, and Wood Streets.

The data shows the average speed on all streets was well below the 50 km/hr speed limit, and only around seventeen per cent of vehicles were above the limit.

Prince Street showed the largest percentage of speeders at just over 28 per cent, followed by East Prince Street at nearly 25 per cent.

The next highest was Wood Street, where nearly 24 per cent were travelling above 50 km/hr.

Police Chief Dave MacNeil tells our newsroom they're quite pleased with the results, as it showed the majority of people were obeying the speed limit, and most well under that number.

He says the trailer helps lead their enforcement as they can see the times of higher traffic volumes and when people might be speeding.

In a report to council, Chief MacNeil said very few tickets were issued during the operation this summer, and none for speeding.

 

Truro Police Service Summer Traffic Enforcement

Alice Street              
Date Start Stop          
8/4/2017 8:20 14:53          
Speed Statistics     Number Exceeding Limit        
Posted 50   Speed 50+ 60+ 70+ Total
# At/Under Limit 263   Number 1 0 0 1
# Over Limit 1   Percent 0.37% 0.00% 0.00% 0.37%
Average Speed 24.49            
               
Alice Street              
Date Start Stop          
8/15/2017 8:47 17:21          
Speed Statistics     Number Exceeding Limit        
Posted 50   Speed 50+ 60+ 70+ Total
# At/Under Limit 286   Number 3 0 0 3
# Over Limit 3   Percent 1.03% 0.00% 0.00% 1.03%
Average Speed 31.01            
               
Archibald Street              
Date Start Stop          
7/13/2017 8:27 14:46          
Speed Statistics     Number Exceeding Limit        
Posted 50   Speed 50+ 60+ 70+ Total
# At/Under Limit 57   Number 0 0 0 0
# Over Limit 0   Percent 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Average Speed 29.00            
               
Brunswick Street              
Date Start Stop          
7/24/2017 8:20 15:07          
Speed Statistics     Number Exceeding Limit        
Posted 50   Speed 50+ 60+ 70+ Total
# At/Under Limit 506   Number 34 1 0 35
# Over Limit 35   Percent 6.28% 0.18% 0.00% 6.46%
Average Speed 36.06            
               
Brunswick Street              
Date Start Stop          
8/16/2017 17:12 21:13          
Speed Statistics     Number Exceeding Limit        
Posted 50   Speed 50+ 60+ 70+ Total
# At/Under Limit 419   Number 31 2 1 34
# Over Limit 34   Percent 6.84% 0.44% 0.22% 7.50%
Average Speed 40.40            
               
Brunswick Street              
Date Start Stop          
8/18/2017 8:38 15:38          
Speed Statistics     Number Exceeding Limit        
Posted 50   Speed 50+ 60+ 70+ Total
# At/Under Limit 1443   Number 53 3 1 57
# Over Limit 57   Percent 3.53% 0.20% 0.06% 3.80%
Average Speed 36.82            
               
Burnyeat Street              
Date Start Stop          
8/23/2017 8:41 15:01          
Speed Statistics     Number Exceeding Limit        
Posted 50   Speed 50+ 60+ 70+ Total
# At/Under Limit 96   Number 14 1 0 15
# Over Limit 15   Percent 12.61% 0.90% 0.00% 13.51%
Average Speed 39.99            
               
Burnyeat Street              
Date Start Stop          
8/31/2017 8:03 15:06          
Speed Statistics     Number Exceeding Limit        
Posted 50   Speed 50+ 60+ 70+ Total
# At/Under Limit 104   Number 2 0 0 2
# Over Limit 2   Percent 1.88% 0.00% 0.00% 1.88%
Average Speed 34.91            
               
East Prince Street              
Date Start Stop          
8.21/17 8:37 16:36          
Speed Statistics     Number Exceeding Limit        
Posted 50   Speed 50+ 60+ 70+ Total
# At/Under Limit 1177   Number 377 13 1 391
# Over Limit 391   Percent 24.04% 0.82% 0.06% 24.93%
Average Speed 44.45            
               
Lyman Street              
Date Start Stop          
8/10/2017 13:34 15:33          
Speed Statistics     Number Exceeding Limit        
Posted 50   Speed 50+ 60+ 70+ Total
# At/Under Limit 37   Number 1 0 0 1
# Over Limit 1   Percent 2.63% 0.00% 0.00% 2.63%
Average Speed 35.07            
               
Martha Avenue              
Date Start Stop          
8/3/2017 8:35 15:40          
Speed Statistics     Number Exceeding Limit        
Posted 50   Speed 50+ 60+ 70+ Total
# At/Under Limit 97   Number 0 0 0 0
# Over Limit 0   Percent 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Average Speed 28.45            
               
Prince Street              
Date Start Stop          
8/28/2017 8:36 15:46          
Speed Statistics     Number Exceeding Limit        
Posted 50   Speed 50+ 60+ 70+ Total
# At/Under Limit 1016   Number 373 25 1 399
# Over Limit 399   Percent 26.36% 1.76% 0.07% 28.19%
Average Speed 45.73            
               
Wood Street              
Date Start Stop          
8/17/2017 8:38 16:29          
Speed Statistics     Number Exceeding Limit        
Posted 50   Speed 50+ 60+ 70+ Total
# At/Under Limit 151   Number 40 6 1 47
# Over Limit 47   Percent 20.20% 3.03% 0.50% 23.73%
Average Speed 40.25            

Source: Truro Police Service

*Percentages may not add up properly due to rounding