Town of Mono, ON (Mono Community Policing) When we drive in many of the local towns, we see signs for ROAD WATCH.
I think we should go over what road watch is. It is a Government and OPP program used all over North America in many jurisdictions. It has worked very well in keeping driving a lot safer. Here’s how it works:
The first report coming in to the OPP about dangerous and aggressive driving results in a letter going out to the registered. Plate owner warning about the bad driving and asking them to take action to stop it. The second report on the same plate number will result in a second letter and personal contact from an officer of the OPP. The third report will result in a visit from an OPP officer to the address shown on the license.
We ask that you make the report as complete as possible; License number, make and colour of vehicle, any attachments (such as trailers, racks). If your report is not complete, send it as our people may match it to another incomplete report and still help to reduce bad driving! Watch your driving and safe driving!
Of course the important part of the program is you, when you call the OPP about a bad or reckless driver (numbers below).
Brake smoothly and in straight lines for stability. Especially in winter.
Phone Nos. (a list of valuable numbers to have)
For all emergencies – 911
To report non-emergency incidents or bad drivers 1-800-310-1122
Or by cell phone only *677
To report unsafe driving behaviour, contact OPP Communications Centre:
OPP (677) on your Cell or
1-888-310-1122 on your Landline.
If you prefer a paper form, our forms are available at Mono Plaza and OPP at Primrose. Please use them. The life you may save could be your own or a loved one.
Don Butt is currently the Public Relations and Media Contact for the Mono Community Policing Committee. If you would like more information on anything covered in Don’s Column or would like to see a topic of public interest or safety covered; contact him here.