Fall Safety Awareness Campaign

Please slow down Information about using "Please Slow Down" Lawn Signs for ResidentsMaking "Slow Down" lawn signs available to members of the public is an initiative of the City of Toronto's Transportation Services Division through theFall Safety Awareness Campaign.The sign is a plastic sleeve over a wire frame and are available as an immediate, but temporary, response to concerns of vehicles speeding on residential streets. They rely upon the psychological impact a new and relevant sign has on drivers.Please note that while the new signs will serve as an effective reminder that speed is a local issue, not all drivers will necessarily heed these warnings.

  • WHEN MAY I USE THE SIGN?
    • Between April 1st and November 30th
  • ARE THESE SIGNS ENFORCEABLE?
    • No, these signs are not regulatory, and hence not enforceable by the Toronto Police Service. Existing speed limits will remain in effect, and can be enforced accordingly.
  • WHERE CAN I PLACE THE SIGN?
    • On public property (between the curb or the edge of the roadway and the property line)
    • 6 metres (2 feet) from the curb
    • Inserted into the ground using the wire frame only
    • Where it will not obstruct sight lines for pedestrians, cyclists or drivers
    • As supplied and without further illumination or the use of reflective tape
  • WHERE CAN THE SIGN NOT BE PLACED?
    • To obstruct a sidewalk
    • Within 3 metres of a fire hydrant
    • On a roadway median or island
    • By an expressway or an expressway ramp
    • In a drainage ditch
    • Anywhere that blocks access to, or operation of, culverts, bridges and overpasses
    • On a building, structure, post, pole, tree or bush
  • HOW MANY SIGNS CAN I OBTAIN?
    • Generally one per house, two if they will be used on a corner lot
  • WHERE DO I GET THE SIGNS?

SafetyAny person(s) installing temporary "Please Slow Down" signs must obey all traffic and parking regulations at all times and must take responsibility for acting in a safe manner. Persons may be asked to place the signs in a safer location if necessary.

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