The Ministry of Transportation has awarded the North Grenville Road Safety Committee the 2021 Road Safety Achievement Award (category: Collaboration in Road Safety). The award was presented to the Committee on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

The North Grenville Road Safety Committee was established in 2019, with the goal of raising public awareness of key road safety concerns identified in the community and consists of the following partners, North Grenville Police Services Board (Lead), Municipality of North Grenville, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Public Health Unit, OPP Grenville Detachment, and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.

“Thank you to the Ministry of Transportation for recognizing the hard work of the North Grenville Road Safety Committee. The Committee has been solely focused on providing education and awareness to key road safety issues in our community,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.

“As a high growth community, we recognize that there are increasing challenges to road safety throughout the Municipality no matter where you live. As a driver, pedestrian, or cyclist, it is crucial to be prepared and be aware. The Committee did a great job designing various ad campaigns to share important educational tips and information,” added Mayor Peckford.

In 2021, the North Grenville Road Safety Committee received funding from the Ministry of Transportation for its year-long public awareness campaign. Each month, the Road Safety campaign focused on a different road safety theme, such as winter driving, speeding, impaired driving, share the road, distracted driving, roundabouts, school safety and active travel.

“The award recognized the value of collaborative efforts between many public organizations and agencies, and also provided an opportunity for residents to engage in the conversation,” added Councillor John Barclay, Chair of the Police Services Board.

The Road Safety Committee, under the leadership of the North Grenville Police Services Board, continues its public education campaign to promote important road safety themes.

Established in 1996, the MTO Road Safety Achievement Awards aim to recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals, groups and organizations who work to improve the safety of Ontario’s roads.

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