Here's How Many Unsafe Drivers Police Stopped in Two Weeks

Unsafe driving was a major focus in a recent blitz conducted by Halton police.

The 2018 Project Safe Start road safety initiative ran for two weeks from August 27-September 7.

Speeding, sign infractions, and hand-held device offences were the top three unsafe behaviours police saw on the roads in Halton.

Here’s a breakdown of those offences:

  • speeding (62 per cent of total tickets issued)
  • sign infractions (17 per cent of total tickets issued)
  • hand-held device offences (5 per cent of total tickets issued)

In total, officers issued 3,592 Provincial Offence Notices and 566 warnings.

This is a pretty big jump from last year, when 2,482 Provincial Offence Notices and 736 warnings issued during Project Safe Start in 2017.

Traffic safety begins with the individual choices each driver makes.” said Sergeant Ryan Snow, Traffic Services Unit, in a recent statement.

When drivers comply with the rules of the road, everyone wins and gets to go home safely. With more than 100,000 children returning to school in Halton at the beginning of September, Project Safe Start serves as a timely opportunity for 'recalibration' of driver behavior to address any poor driving habits developed over the summer months."

Residents are reminded that they can file driving complaints or request enforcement of a particular area using our website at www.haltonpolice.ca (under Most Requested Information - Roadwatch or Traffic Complaints respectively). Criminal/dangerous driving should be reported immediately by calling 9-1-1.

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