Gibbons is looking to slow down traffic in town.
 
Members of council have heard more complaints about speeding vehicles and illegal ATV usage within town limits.
 
"What's happening is a lot of the people with snowmobiles, side-by-sides, quads, dirt bikes and stuff that's not road legal, they seem to feel that they can just go around wherever they want in town," said Gibbons councillor Darren McCann.
 
McCann pointed out that there have been multiple reports of ATVs on walking and bike trails. Speeding down back alleys is also common.
 
Those with a lead foot can easily get themselves into trouble in the town. Most roadways in Gibbons are 40 km/h, school zones are 30 km/h and back alleys are 20 km/h.
 
"Rules and regulations are put in place to ensure the safety of everyone. They're not against somebody, they're for the safety for all," added McCann.
 
McCann and other members of council agreed that if more tickets are handed out, the issue will hopefully be minimized.
 
Gibbons set their 2018 policing priorities as traffic safety, property crime and community engagement.
 
The concerns are being looked into and will be discussed at an upcoming council meeting.

 

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