Speed sign installed on busy street where 2 people died in Mississauga
Published July 31, 2023 at 1:15 pm
A new speed sign is in place on a busy Mississauga street after two people died in collisions in the last few years.
The sign, also known as a radar speed display, is now up on Creditview Road, near the Erindale GO Station, Mississauga Ward 6 Councillor Joe Horneck says in a video on Twitter today (July 31).
The sign will display drivers’ speeds in hopes of reducing speeding and dangerous collisions. The posted speed limit is 60 km/hr but drivers tend to go much faster, Horneck says.
“We have a real problem on Creditview, people are going over 60 km/hr,” Horneck says. “People are doing really excessive speeds on this road.”
Horneck says there were two recent fatalities.
On March 26, a pedestrian was killed after being struck by two vehicles around 11:15 p.m. in the area of Creditview Road and Bristol Road.
“I met with the parents which was honestly so heart breaking,” Horneck tells insauga.com.
He says a 24-year-old pedestrian died, and two drivers face charges.
The other incident was actually back in 2021 not in the last year as Horneck says in the video.
A 27-year-old driver died after hitting a pole on Creditview Road near the Erindale GO Station on Nov. 12, 2021.
Just last week, a MiWay bus collided with two other vehicles around 3:15 p.m. on July 27 on Creditview Road, a few blocks north of Bristol Road West. Three people were injured in that crash and the bus driver faces careless driving charges.
And on May 1, a car flipped on its roof at Creditview Road and Bristol Road West.
Horneck says another speed display sign has been installed on Bristol Road near Whitehorn Avenue, which he also requested.
This sign is not far from another cyclist collision in October last year. A man in his 80s was hit cycling in the Blueheron Boulevard and Loonlake Avenue area in Mississauga on Oct. 11.
Horneck says speeding is a problem throughout the city and asked residents to let him know about other problem spots.
“Tell me where the problems are so I can help work on them,” Horneck says.
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Traffic safety is the number one concern I hear when I speak with the residents of Mississauga. I continue to work for measures such as speed signs and marked crosswalks to keep pedestrians, cyclists and drivers safer in our city. pic.twitter.com/4fQK6Peu0T
— Joe Horneck (@JoeHorneck) July 31, 2023