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  UPDATE - "In the Zone" Traffic Blitz Around Schools

Jan 15, 2018 10:01 ET

A one-week traffic safety blitz around neighbourhood schools in Durham Region has resulted in more than 1,100 traffic tickets being issued.

The Durham Regional Police Traffic Services Branch, in conjunction with officers from all divisions, initiated a zero tolerance traffic enforcement campaign targeting school and community safety zones during the week of January 8-12, 2018.

During this week, officers issued 1,144 tickets for various driving offences in and around schools. This includes 667 tickets for speeding and 8 charges of distracted driving.

The goal of the annual enforcement campaign is to ensure high officer visibility and proactive enforcement in and around school zones during the first week back to school. The DRPS would like to thank local school officials and members of the public for supporting this traffic initiative.

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ORIGINAL MEDIA RELEASE SENT JANUARY 8, 2018
"IN THE ZONE" TRAFFIC BLITZ AROUND SCHOOLS

The DRPS will be conducting its annual traffic safety blitz around neighbourhood schools in Durham Region as students return to class after the holidays.

The Durham Regional Police Traffic Services Branch, in conjunction with officers from all divisions, will conduct a zero tolerance traffic enforcement campaign targeting school and community safety zones during the week of January 8-12, 2018.

Last year, more than 1,000 traffic tickets were issued during this blitz, which included 562 tickets for speeding.

The goal of this annual "In the Zone" enforcement campaign is to ensure high officer visibility and proactive enforcement in and around school zones during the first week back to school.

The DRPS would like to thank local school officials and members of the public for supporting this traffic initiative.

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