Our officers’ hard work and dedication to traffic safety has resulted in more than 2,000 traffic tickets being issued during a four-day initiative in and around schools.
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 from Sept. 3 - 6.
Coordinating the campaign with the return of students for the 2013/2014 school year, officers from across the region issued 2,070 tickets for various driving offences. This includes approximately 1,500 tickets for speeding and 50 charges of distracted driving.
Motorists are reminded that the use of a cellphone 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.
Members of Durham Regional Police are asking drivers to help keep our roadways, play areas, parks and school yards safe for children all year long, by reducing your speed in these zones.
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