Members of the Durham Regional Police Traffic Services Branch were determined to make this long weekend a safe one. Officers conducted a number of traffic stops to deter speeding and dangerous driving over the May 24 long weekend.
The safety blitz focused on roadways heading to cottage country through Durham Region from May 21-24. The blitz resulted in a total of 163 charges laid for speeding. On May 24, a female driver was clocked at 114 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on Regional Road 13 in Leaskdale. Other incidents that occurred were careless driving, driving under suspension, failure stop at a stop sign, expired validation tags and failure to produce permits and insurance slips. Thankfully, none of these violations resulted in fatality.
The purpose for this blitz was to reduce the speeds of cottage travellers and to remind drivers it is better to arrive safely rather than quickly.
Durham Regional Police recently released the Collision Course: Durham’s Top 10 Dangerous Driving Behaviours video.
Please click the link to view the video and remember to drive safely!
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