Traffic safety is a major concern to residents in Whitby. On numerous occasions, residents have expressed their concerns to elected officials and the police about drivers operating their vehicles in an unsafe or aggressive manner.
The residents believe, and rightly so, that the actions of these drivers tended to reduce the quality of life in their neighbourhoods and caused fear and anxiety about road safety. Many citizens have asked, "What can we personally do to help make our streets safer?"
ROAD WATCH is a community-based, traffic safety initiative that enables individuals to confidentially report incidents of unsafe or aggressive driving.
How Does ROAD WATCH Work?
Use the ROAD WATCH Citizens Report Form to note the particulars of the incident you witnessed. Record as much information as possible. Be assured your personal information is for statistical use only and will be kept in strictest confidence.
ROAD WATCH Citizens Report Form
Citizen Report Forms can be completed online at the Durham Regional Police ROAD WATCH program website.
The Citizen Report Forms can also be dropped off at secure ROAD WATCH drop box locations listed on the ROAD WATCH Citizens Report Form. Additional forms may be obtained at any drop box location.
The registered owner of a reported vehicle will receive a letter from the police describing the unsafe or aggressive driving that was witnessed.
If a vehicle is reported more than once, the police will make personal contact with the owner, either by telephone or in person. Subsequent incidents may result in enforcement action by the police.
ROAD WATCH gives you an opportunity to help make our roads safer - the very roads you use everyday.
Please be advised that the Roadwatch Committee is currently seeking volunteers for the remainder of the 2018-2022 term.
If you are interested in applying to the Roadwatch Committee, please click here to be redirected to the Town's Boards and Committees webpage. Thank you for your interest.
For more information on the program, please contact us or check the Durham Regional Police ROAD WATCH program website.