Halton Police Launch Traffic Initiative on Trafalgar Road

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The Halton Regional Police Service and the Town of Oakville have launched a traffic initiative aimed at reducing distracted and aggressive driving habits along the Trafalgar Road corridor. Trafalgar Road, as it traverses through Oakville, has been identified as a roadway that has seen an increase in aggressive and distracted driving incidents.

From Friday, March 24, 2017 to Monday, March 27, 2017 members of the 20 Division District Response Team will be strategically placed along the Trafalgar Road corridor. Officers will focus on educating motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, and enforcing the applicable laws, when necessary.

Despite an abundance of education and awareness surrounding the laws governing distracted driving, some drivers are simply not getting the message.

“Traffic safety is one of our main policing concerns and is a focus of our District’s education and enforcement initiatives year-round,” said Sgt. Gus Bistas of the 20 Division District Response Team. “The aim of this campaign is to target two of the biggest factors in collisions: aggressive and distracted driving.”

Individuals can report driving concerns to the Halton Regional Police Service directly or online at www.haltonpolice.ca through Traffic Complaints or Road Watch. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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