A one-week traffic safety blitz around neighbourhood schools in Durham Region has resulted in more than 1,600 traffic tickets being issued.
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 January 7 -11, 2013.
This campaign coincided with the return of students after the Christmas holidays. During this week, officers from Durham Region issued 1,608 tickets for various driving offences in and around schools. This includes approximately 1,050 tickets for speeding and 26 charges of distracted driving.
Motorists are reminded that the use of a cell phone in a motor vehicle is strictly forbidden unless it is used in a hands-free mode. A distracted driving charge 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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