Over 1,500 tickets were issued around school zones last week during our back to school safety initiative 'In The Zone' that focuses on safe driving in school areas.
Thousands of children are now back to school and Durham Regional Police are once again nabbing aggressive drivers in school and community safety zones as part of our annual campaign.
Officers from Traffic Services teamed up with officers from local divisions across Durham Region to enforce zero tolerance of infractions like speeding and unsafe lane changes at school crossings and community safety zones.
One student was the victim of a hit and run incident while walking to school. The 14-year-old male was struck by a red/maroon SUV-like vehicle while he was crossing, with the right of way, at the intersection of Kingston Rd. and Glenanna Rd. in Pickering on Sep. 9 at 7:30 a.m. Witnesses described the driver of the vehicle as a white, female in her 60s with white/grey hair and glasses/sunglasses. The vehicle did slow down after striking the youth but then drove off, eastbound on Kingston Rd. The youth suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital.
Members of Durham Regional Police are asking drivers to help keep our roadways, play areas, parks and school yards safe for children by reducing your speed in “zone” areas.
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