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  Crush The Rush This Long Weekend

Aug 03, 2012 10:54 ET

Officers from North Durham will be out in full force this August long weekend targeting the Top 10 identified high collision roadways.

The goal of the “Crush The Rush” program is to target these roadways on long weekends where there is a notable increase in traffic. Officers hope to reduce the number of collisions occurring on these roadways and to lessen the personal impact these collisions have on the people involved.

Officers conducted this campaign over the May and July long weekends with the following statistics:

Victoria Day Weekend, May 18 -12, 2012 – There were 141 Provincial Offence Notices issued for speeding and aggressive driving. Unfortunately six collisions were identified as occurring on previously identified high collision roadways.

Canada Day Weekend, June 29- July 2, 2012 – There were 138 Provincial Offence Notices issued for speeding and aggressive driving. On a positive note, there were no major collisions on any of the identified high collision roadways.

Motorists are reminded to take their time and have their patience in check as they head out on the roads this holiday weekend. Be sure to buckle-up, avoid distracted driving and appoint a designated driver if you plan on drinking alcohol.

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