The one-week traffic safety blitz around neighbourhood schools in Durham Region has resulted in over 1,500 traffic tickets, mostly for speeding.
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 zones during the week of Sept 7 -10, 2010.
This campaign coincided with the start of the school year and is the fifth year of this highly productive component of the DRPS Traffic Safety Plan. During this week, officers from Durham Region issued 1,553 tickets for various driving offences in and around schools. This includes approximately 1,100 tickets for speeding and 34 charges of distracted driving.
Motorists are reminded that the use of a cellphone in a motor vehicle is strictly forbidden unless it is used in a hands-free mode. A distracted driving ticker carries an out of court fine of $150.
The DRPS would like to thank local school officials and members of the public for supporting this traffic initiative.
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