Peel Regional Police Road Safety Service alongside York Regional Police and Ontario Provincial Police held a Traffic Safety Blitz from June 20 to June 21. Enforcement efforts were focused along Highway 50 across three Regions.
This campaign is a result of numerous complaints and collisions in the area and the initiative is designed to remind people that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority. The focus was on behaviours that put drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users most at risk.
“The safety of all road users remains a priority for the Peel Regional Police. Enforcement campaigns will continue to be initiated across the Region in an effort to reinforce that there is zero tolerance for aggressive and distracted driving. The message is simple, “Slow down. Eyes and hands off your phone and focus on the road,” says Staff Sergeant Michael Trauzzi.
Police agencies across the country collaborated on this initiative and ask you to choose safe behaviours while travelling on our roadways, whether you are driving, a passenger or pedestrian. It is incumbent upon the police and the public to work together to ensure that Canada’s roadways are the safest in the world.
During this two-day campaign, Peel Regional Police laid 184 charges ranging from speeding, distracted driving, driving under suspension and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. Three stunt driving charges were laid where speeds registered 130, 134 and 137 in the 80 km/h zone.
A total of 259 charges were laid by the three agencies.