DRPS is reminding drivers to slow down and pay attention to the roads as students head back to school Tuesday. Officers will be conducting a one-week traffic safety blitz around neighbourhood schools in Durham Region.
After an extended absence from the daily routine of school, officers want to ensure the return to school is free of injury to our young community members.
The DRPS Traffic Services Branch, in conjunction with divisional traffic safety coordinators and general patrol officers from across the region will participate in this enhanced enforcement initiative with zero tolerance targeting school and community zones during the week of September 5 to 8, 2017.
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.
Along with the traffic safety blitz, the DRPS app is now available to any member of the public on Android and IOS. For more information on the app and where to find it,click here.
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