Dangerous driving in our community is one of the most common complaints that I hear about, but when I ask residents if they have reported these cases of dangerous driving to the police, they tell me that they do not see a point.
The Toronto Police Service relies on witnesses coming forward and reporting acts of dangerous driving, so that they can determine the best way to allocate their resources within the community. Reporting will allow the Toronto Police and the City of Toronto to keep records of problem areas, and come up with both short and long term solutions for putting a stop to dangerous driving behaviours.
If you witness an emergency situation, always contact 911. If what you see does not require immediate assistance, you can contact the Toronto Police non-emergency line at 416-808-2222. You can now also report instances of dangerous driving online through the Citizen Online Report Entry (CORE). This online system is used to collect data and track cases of dangerous driving so that the Police may more accurately determine what areas require the most attention. The website can be found here.
This is a community effort and we must work together and make use of the resources that are available to us to curb dangerous driving in our neighbourhoods ! I have worked closely with Transportation Services to reduce speed limits, install new stop signs, deliver Slow Down lawn signs, and increase signage, however, there are still some who continue to break the rules. We as a community must assist the police by providing them with the data that they need to allocate the proper resources within our neighbourhoods. If you see something, report it !