DRPS was awarded the provincial ‘Lynn Beach’ S.T.O.P. Area of the Year Award on Sep. 17 at the provincial conference in London, Ontario. The Durham S.T.O.P. area was also recognized in 2002.
ATV/Snowmobile S.T.O.P. Program Coordinator Detective Doug Morse traveled to London to receive the award. Every year the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (O.F.S.C.) presents the award to an outstanding area in the province where community partners work together to deliver effective trail safety and educational programs.
The program was created in 1992 to help deal with the issue of drinking and riding, the main cause of fatal collisions. The S.T.O.P. Program has 5 objectives.
1. Enforce the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act and where applicable Municipal Bylaws.
2. Increase public education and awareness of snowmobile safety and the dangers of drinking and operating a snowmobile.
3. Provide an increased sense of security and safety to the snowmobiling community.
4. Promote voluntary compliance with snowmobile legislation.
5. Enhance the image of snowmobiling within the community.
DRP congratulates Detective Morse and fellow members of the Durham S.T.O.P. area on their achievement and reminds all snowmobilers to ride safely this up-coming season and “Stay Alive in 2005”.
For more information on the S.T.O.P. program, please visit their web site at: www.opp.ca.
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S.T.O.P. Award (JPG file, 131.9K bytes)