The three-day "In the Zone" traffic safety blitz around schools in Durham Region last week has resulted in more than 1,300 tickets being issued.
The DRPS Traffic Services Branch, in conjunction with officers from all divisions, initiated a zero-tolerance traffic enforcement campaign targeting school and community safety zones during the days after students returned from March Break.
During the blitz, officers issued 1,308 tickets for various driving offences in and around schools. This includes 729 tickets for speeding, 62 for failing to stop at stop signs and 18 for people driving with suspended licences.
Officers from Central West Division also began an education and enforcement campaign last week in Whitby. Operation School Zone ABCs was created in partnership with the Town of Whitby and the Durham District School Board and aims to encourage drivers to Always obey the signs, Bike or walk to school and Co-operate to make everything go smoothly. The program will continue for at least two more weeks.
The DRPS would like to thank local school officials and members of the public for supporting this traffic initiative.
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