Thousands of Halton Drivers Caught Speeding During Police Safety Campaign

 

Despite the start of the school year, some Halton motorists are still driving dangerously in safety zones.

The Halton Police Service Traffic Services Unit has compiled statistics from this year’ s Project Safe Start road safety initiative.

During the two-week campaign, which ran from Monday, August 26 to Friday, September 6, officers focused on several unsafe driving behaviours.

Top offences observed by police included:

  • speeding (56 per cent of total tickets issued)
  • sign infractions (19 per cent of tickets issued)
  • documentary offices (14 percent of tickets issued)
  • hand-held device offences (2 per cent of tickets issued)

During the campaign, officers issued a total of 4,178 Provincial Offence Notices and 379 warnings. This compares to 3,592 Provincial Offence Notices and 566 warnings issued during Project Safe Start in 2018.

They also rolled out a social media campaign as part of this road safety initiative, comprised of targeted messages, reminding the community that pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and police all play an integral role in road safety within the region.

These daily messages had over 365,000 impressions.

With more than 100,000 children returning to school in Halton at the beginning of September, Project Safe Start served as a timely opportunity for ‘recalibration’ of driver behaviour to address any poor driving habits developed over the summer months,” said Sergeant Ryan Snow, of the Traffic Services Unit. “Road safety is truly a shared responsibility, and when drivers comply with the rules of the road, everyone wins by arriving safely at their destination.”

Officers say residents can file driving complaints or request enforcement of a particular area using the HRPS website.

What are your thoughts on the number of tickets and warnings issued in this campaign?

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