Road Safety Pledge

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The Road Safety Pledge campaign is to raise awareness and understanding of road safety to all residents in the community, including, motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Encouraging Hamilton motorists to:

  • Practice safe, mindful driving habits to improve road safety and decrease road injuries and fatalities
  • Slow down, be respectful and obey the rules of the road
  • Take the Road Safety Pledge and commit to avoid speeding, distracted driving and aggressive driving

Statistical Data

  • On average, 3,600 reportable collisions occur each year on Hamilton roadways - a figure that has remained consistent since 2008
  • In 2017, 1,681 of these collisions involved injuries and 16 resulted in fatality
  • Speeding and aggressive driving are the leading causes of collisions and fatalities

Violations 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 (Jan to Mar)
Speeding 37,164 26,422 34,916 29,324 30,634 27,145 8,273
Distracted Driving 4,864 3,329 2,065 1,460 1,039 403 102
Stunt Driving 60 45 36 31 51 57 15
Following Too Close 150 131 151 144 127 93 12
Careless Driving 1,044 1,139 1,080 1,060 1,031 1,051 214
Disobeying Traffic Light 740 636 666 638 565 471 123
Disobeying Stop Sign 2,637 2,453 2,341 2,145 1,528 1,652 282
Violation Totals By Year 51,318 48,585 46,536 36,929 39,423 34,976 10,080

Take the Road Safety Pledge

Ending traffic fatalities and serious injuries starts with you.

I pledge to be a safe driver on the roadways of Hamilton and avoid the following behaviours that can lead to death or serious injury:

  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
Pledge
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I pledge to be a safe driver on Hamilton roadways.

The City of Hamilton collects information under authority of section 227 of the Municipal Act, 2001. Any personal information collected for the Road Safety Pledge campaign will be used to raise awareness and understanding of road safety as it relates to speeding and aggressive driving behaviours and to communicate about the campaign. By providing your email address, you are consenting to receiving emails from the City of Hamilton and/or their agents/contractors for purposes related to the Road Safety Pledge campaign. Information collected for the campaign will be stored on servers located in Canada and the United States, and may be subject to Canadian and/or American laws. Questions about the collection of this personal information should be directed to David Ferguson, Superintendent, Traffic Engineering, 905-546-2489 ext. 2433, David.Ferguson@hamilton.ca.