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  In the Zone Gets Results

Mar 30, 2009 14:05 ET

A one-week traffic project around school zones in Durham Region has resulted in almost 3,000 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 March 23rd, had officers from across the region targeting dangerous and aggressive drivers in or near school zones.

A total of 2,892 tickets were issued by officers over the five day stint and as some witnessed first hand, no violation went unnoticed and no lenience was given.

On two different occasions, two drivers were pulled over at the corner of Rossland and Stevenson and issued a ticket. The drivers then continued on their way speeding through the intersection of Brookside Drive and Rossland Road, receiving a second ticket. The two tickets were issued within the same block. The intersection of Rossland and Stevenson in Oshawa is a high risk area with multiple schools surrounding the busy streets.

DRP reminds all drivers to use extra caution in school zones, especially with the warm weather approaching more children will be walking in the area.

Driving is a privilege not a right. Please drive safely.


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