In 2022, more than 3,000 motor vehicle collisions occurred within the city of Barrie. Almost 1,000 of these required police to attend and investigate as a result of injury or criminal charges.

As part of our evidence-based policing approach, and in an effort to reduce the harm and damage caused by these collisions, the Barrie Police Service Traffic Unit and front-line officers will be conducting increased enforcement at several of the identified hot-spot intersections:

· Bayview Dr & Mapleview Dr E

· Townline Rd & Muirfield Dr

· Essa Rd & Bryne Dr

· Essa Rd & Tiffin St

· Dunlop St W & Ferndale Dr N

· Dunlop St W & Cedar Pointe Dr

· Dunlop St W & Anne St N

· Grove St E & St Vincent St

· Bayfield St & Livingstone St W

Over the coming weeks, the public can expect to see a marked presence and increased traffic enforcement in these specific locations in an effort to reduce the number of collisions taking place, and the associated harm.

Traffic and road safety is a key priority for both the Barrie Police Service and the City of Barrie. The dedicated BPS Traffic Unit is focused on ensuring that our streets are safe for everyone that uses them.

The Traffic Unit is comprised of both a Road Safety Unit that deals with enforcement, traffic complaints and various road safety initiatives and a Collision Investigation Unit that deals with serious motor vehicle collisions, and the training of both Drug Recognition Evaluators and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. Collectively, through targeted strategies, we are working to reduce the number of motor vehicle collisions and the harm resulting from them.

Prepared by: Corporate Communications 


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