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  Traffic Initiative Yields Results

Sep 08, 2008 13:52 ET

A one-week traffic project around schools in Durham Region has resulted in over 1,100 charges.

Officers of the Durham Regional Police Service including officers from the Traffic Services Branch - Regional Traffic Enforcement Unit conducted a one-week traffic safety initiative called "In the Zone".

The project, which started on Tuesday, September 2nd, and concluded on Friday September 5th, 2008, had officers from across the region targeting dangerous and aggressive drivers in or near school zones.

Amongst the charges laid, officers issued 774 tickets for speeding, 41 for disobeying or not stopping at stop signs, one for aggressive driving, five drivers were charged for driving while unlicensed, 21 for driving while under suspension and 178 tickets were issued for document related offences.

Officers charged an 18-year-old high school student and seized his vehicle for seven days after he was observed traveling at 110 km/h in a school zone, posted at 50km/h. The driver was a student from a local high school.

Officers issued a total of 1, 134 tickets during the weeklong initiative.

DRP reminds all drivers that children are back in school and to use extra caution in school zones. Driving is a privilege not a right. Please drive safely.

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