DRPS would like to remind drivers to slow down and pay attention to the roads as students are headed back to school. Officers will be conducting a one-week traffic safety blitz around neighbourhood schools in Durham Region.
The DRPS Traffic Services Branch, in conjunction with officers from all Divisions, will initiate a zero-tolerance traffic enforcement campaign targeting school and community zones during the week of January 4 to 8, 2016.
Last year's campaign resulted in more than 1,500 tickets being issued for various driving offences in and around schools. This included 955 tickets for speeding and 70 charges of distracted driving.
The goal of the annual enforcement campaign is to ensure high officer visibility and proactive enforcement in and around school zones during the first week back to school.
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