Sometimes, the people who live in your community are close friends and trusted allies who you rely on to gather your mail while you’re away, keep an eye on your children before you get home from work or simply provide the occasional helping hand or stimulating conversation.
For the most part, neighbours—whether you live in a building or more sprawling subdivision—are good to have.
That said, some neighbourhoods aren’t quite as harmonious as residents would like.
Almost everyone has heard horror stories about houses that seem full of, at the very least, disruptive people. The house where occupants are constantly blasting loud music from the yard at all hours throughout the summer, the unit where people are often heard screaming and yelling, the home that strange people come in and out of day and night, the house that always has four or five cars parked around it at all times—cars that sometimes block the sidewalk and monopolize street space that should also be accessible to guests visiting other households.
Although naughty neighbours are common and often joked about, issues involving parking, traffic, suspicious activity, noise, litter, graffiti, or even drugs can and do occur in Halton —and they seriously affect residents’ quality of life.
Now, Halton Regional Police are reminding residents that these worrisome problems can be dealt with because drivers who speed, skip stop signs, forget to stop for school buses, and shamelessly text can be reported.
A traffic complaint should be something that is reoccurring at that specific location. When you file it, the traffic complaint should outline the location within Halton Region, what the traffic issue is, the frequency, time of day and any observations made by the complainant.
These reports will be reviewed by the District Response Unit and will be investigated.
Possible traffic complaint reports could include: stop sign or red light violations; excessive speed; aggressive driving; unsafe passing; careless/dangerous driving; fail to yield to pedestrian; fail to yield to school crossing guard; community safety zone violations; school bus violations.
Do you live near terrible drivers in Halton?