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  Bitter Cold Doesn’t Dampen Speeders

Jan 24, 2003 12:48 ET

The bitter cold snap engulfing southern Ontario doesn’t appear to be slowing down aggressive motorists in Durham Region.

Members of the Durham Regional Police Traffic Services Branch and frontline patrol officers continue to see aggressive and dangerous driving on our streets. In response, two traffic enforcement programs were initiated by the service to slow motorists down.

A recent two-week “back to school” traffic enforcement detail in the City of Oshawa resulted in 533 tickets, most (80 per cent) for speeding in school zone areas. The remaining 100 tickets were a combination of other poor driving habits, including intersection offences and registration/ownership offences. The streets targeted were Simcoe, Ritson, Harmony, Rossland, Adelaide, Thornton, Olive, Stevenson and Mary.

Enhanced traffic enforcement initiatives from Jan. 15 to 18 in North Durham, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa and Clarington had similar results. In Ajax/Pickering, 127 infractions were recorded, including 105 speeding tickets. In Clarington there were 181 infractions, including 157 speeding tickets issued. In Whitby, 174 infractions were recorded, including 158 speeding tickets. Officers caught 40 speeders and discovered another 23 driving-related infractions in Oshawa before they were called away to major incidents.

Durham Regional Police want to remind motorists that speed kills. Please slow down!

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