Ongoing Safety Concerns In Kawehno:ke Corridor

Ennisko:wa /March 28, 2017

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has learned that on more than one occasion individuals have driven their vehicles through the wrong lane at the Seaway International Bridge Toll Plaza and against traffic, posing a potential risk to oncoming traffic, the general travelling public, and innocent bystanders and workers. The corridor and border crossing area are congested and likely to have a high volume of traffic passing through at any given time.

In every instance, these acts appear to be done deliberately and without consideration for the safety of our community members. The safety of all is of utmost importance and these dangerous acts are deeply concerning to MCA.

MCA has been working closely with local law enforcement agencies to ensure that individuals who knowingly and deliberately place the safety of others at risk will be held accountable for their actions. We will continue to work with all stakeholders to ensure that the safety of the community and all other users of the corridor remains paramount.

The community is reminded that we all share the responsibility to promote and maintain the safety of the community. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is asking the public and community to please be alert and attentive to traffic safety at all times throughout the corridor.

Mohawk Council reminds the offenders that this type of behavior will not be condoned.

If you witness this type of dangerous act taking place or have information on any individual involved with placing others at risk, you are encouraged to please contact the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service or Crime Stoppers at the following numbers:

Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service 613-575-2000

Crime Stoppers 613-575-2255