The Durham Regional Police Service Traffic Services Branch, in conjunction with officers from local Divisions, initiated a zero-tolerance traffic enforcement campaign targeting school and community zones from Sep. 4 -7 to coincide with the start of the school year.
Officers from Durham Region issued 1,561 tickets for various driving offences in and around school regions. During this same time period, 32 Provincial Offence Notices were issued to drivers who were observed using a hand-held communication device while driving. Distracted driving remains one of the leading causes of all collisions. Motorists are reminded that the use of a cellphone while operating a motor vehicle is strictly forbidden unless it is used in a hands-free mode. A distracted driving offence notice carries an out of court fine of $150.
This is the seventh year of this highly productive component of the Durham Regional Police Traffic Safety Plan as part of our mission to make Durham roadways the safest in Ontario.
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