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401 westbound shutdown hits early commute as pedestrian killed

On the starting day of this week, the westbound lanes of Highway 401 were shut down early morning by Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) after a pedestrian was killed.

A 23-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed in a collision with a vehicle on westbound Highway 401 and Harmony Road in Oshawa, said the OPP Highway Safety Division (see video below).

The highway was closed till early yesterday morning affecting commuters.

“OPP has 401 west bound shut down at Harmony Road – morning commuters avoid area use alternate route if travelling westbound 401 this morning in this area,” advised Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS).

100% compliance

Also yesterday, a DRPS Traffic Services team followed two school buses on their routes through the Town of Whitby to ensure safety of our most vulnerable road users.

“Happy to report full compliance!” it said.

Quick way to trade four wheels for two feet

However, all was not so good elsewhere.

DRPS Central West Division officers clocked a driver at 140kmh  in a posted 8o-zone. It’s a quick way to trade your four wheels for your two feet, said the police.

“This driver will now be trading their speedometer for a pedometer with a 14-day vehicle impound and a 30-day driver licence suspension.

Ten trucks in no trucks road

DRPS East Division reported that 10 heavy trucks were issued Disobey Sign tickets yesterday morning, which equals $110 fine and two demerit points for each.

The enforcement was on Old Scugog Road, between Regulation Road 3 and Clarington Concession Road 9, where there is a ‘No Trucks’ sign posted.

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