If Quinte West council approves, drivers on Old Highway 2 in the area of Bayside Secondary and Bayside Public schools would be wise to pay attention to the speed limit.
Quinte West’s Public Works Committee has recommended that stretch of Old Highway 2 between Aikins and Frost roads be designated as a Community Safety Zone.
In a Community Safety Zone, fines for speeding are double what they normally are.
A Quinte West OPP traffic study showed that the number of drivers speeding near Bayside Secondary was the highest at the times students were going to, and coming from classes.
Meanwhile, the City of Quinte West and Prince Edward County are cooperating to improve the county’s fire dispatch system.
Prince Edward County will lease space from Quinte West at the building and old water tank sitting atop Mount Pelion in Trenton.
The new communications equipment at Mount Pelion will improve communications for firefighters serving the north part of Prince Edward County.
The county will pay $2,500 a year to lease the space.