by Tristan Turner
The Traffic Advisory Committee has submitted a report with information on Cardiff Road following a request for information from Council on the current safety picture of the road. The report reveals that there has been three relatively serious but non-fatal accidents along the road in the last three years, all with westbound traffic, and all were rear-end collisions.
The report, presented by Traffic Advisory Committee Chair William Norton, was fuel for some debate and interest among Council, with Councilor Boutestein, on the topic of potentially increasing the speed limit on the road, saying “If we increase the speed on [Cardiff Road] to 60, people might just start driving 70.”
Councillor Dafoe disagreed, citing speed statistics from other parts of Town that show an average speed slightly lower than the speed limit.
No motions or changes were made following the report, which was received for information unanimously.
The entire report is available for anyone to review on the Town’s website. The report includes information on traffic enforcement statistics and other data relating to Cardiff Road, and is available under the ‘town council’ heading on the morinville.ca website in the Apr. 12 agenda package.
Council is set to review the Town’s Photo Enforcement Policy at the Apr. 19 Committee of the Whole meeting.