Durham, York Regional Police and O.P.P. teamed up for Project E.R.A.S.E. to spread the important message about the dangers and consequences of street racing and stunt driving.
As we move into warmer, drier weather, modified vehicles start to appear on our roadways. Project E.R.A.S.E. (Eliminating Racing Activity On Streets Everywhere) started on Friday, June 13 and officers will be targeting drivers who use our roads as race tracks. The DRP helicopter Air1 will be assisting the York Regional helicopter Air2, along with ground officers, to watch for vehicles racing at excessive and dangerous rates of speed.
E.R.A.S.E. is an awareness campaign operated jointly by police services across Ontario in partnership with the Government on Ontario, with the goal of eliminating street racing and other high-risk driving behaviours.
Aggressive driving and street racing are dangerous, unlawful activities that put innocent people at risk of injury or death. The real finish line may be court, fines, jail, vehicle seizure, loss of driving privileges or even worse, the hospital or death.
DRP would also like to remind the public of the Big 4 Killers on our roadways which include, aggressive driving, impaired driving, distracted driving and not wearing seatbelts. Street racing and stunt driving fall under the category of aggressive driving and can result in severe consequences.
Please call 9-1-1 if you see dangerous driving practices that could cause personal injury or loss of life. When contacting police, try to note the vehicle’s location, direction of travel, make, model, licence plate number and driver’s description.
Big 4 Killers Video
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