Mississauga residents can use lawn signs to slow down speeders

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Published August 19, 2021 at 8:05 pm

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Mississauga residents who want to help slow down fast-moving cars in their neighbourhood can ask for a sign—a ‘Slow Down’ sign. 

The free lawn signs are produced by the City of Mississauga and available to residents who want to do their part to fight speeding and aggressive driving near their homes.  

To get a sign, call 311 or 905-615-4311.  

City officials say the objective is to encourage safe driving and to lower vehicle speeds on city streets, especially in neighbourhoods where children are playing. 

In erecting the signs, residents must ensure they don’t create any obstruction or hazard for drivers. The signs must only be placed directly on or in front of your property, be set back at least two feet from the curb or road edge, not obstruct the road, median, traffic island, sidewalk, bike path or multi-use trail, be placed three metres or more from a fire hydrant, and be inserted into the ground using the provided wire frame only. 

The City can remove or relocate signs deemed unsafe. 

The initiative is part of the City’s Slow Streets program, which uses temporary traffic calming measures, such as barricades, to slow vehicles down.  

The measures will remain in place until the end of October, when winter maintenance activities begin.  

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