OPP Increasing Patrols in Construction Site
The OPP are increasing patrols at the construction area on highway 17 in Coniston, near the water treatment plant. According to a statement from the OPP motorists continue to speed in the area, despite the lowered speed limit.
The speed limit in that zone is 70km/h and speeding in a construction zone where workers are present is double the charge of regular speeding fine.
In the release the OPP stated that they "...would like to remind motorists that road safety is everyone's responsibility. The speed is reduced at this location for a very important reason, the safety of the workers present and the safety of motorists required to stop in this area."