Slow Down Safety Zone

Lawn signs asking drivers to slow down are now available to residents of Hamilton. These signs promote safer streets and remind drivers to reduce their speed in residential areas. The signs are not enforceable by Hamilton Police Services, however, enforcement of the legal posted speed limit is.  The safety of all road users is a priority for the City.

Signs should be used April 1 to November 30 to avoid weather damage during harsh winter conditions.

Slow Down Safety Zone Residential Street Sign

Each household is eligible to receive one free sign. Signs are available for pick-up at Ward Councillor offices located at:

Hamilton City Hall
71 Main St. W., Level 2
Hamilton, ON  L8P 4Y5

Guidelines for sign placement

  • For residential streets only
  • Residential front or side lawns
  • No more than 2 feet from curb
  • Inserted into ground using wire frames only
  • Where it will not obstruct sight lines
  • As supplied and without further illumination or the use of reflective tape