Monday, May 25, 2015 10:30 am ·  0 Comments
Halton officers from across the region worked together in efforts to contribute to Canada’s third national road safety strategy that aims to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world.
On Friday May 22, 2015 between 6:00am and 6:00pm, officers from the three regional District Response Teams collectively worked together to target the Big 4 driving behaviours that are responsible for placing road users at most risk, namely;
• impaired driving
• distracted driving
• aggressive driving
• failure to wear a seatbelt
Officers focused their efforts along the Dundas Street commuter route in the City of Burlington and the Town of Oakville.
During the one-day education and enforcement project, a total of 197 Provincial Offence Notices were laid. The majority of these charges consisted of speeding and distracted driving offences. Officers also provided several warnings and cautions regarding driving behavior.
Halton Regional Police would like to remind motorists that holding a cell phone when driving a motor vehicle is likely to become the leading cause of traffic fatalities by 2016. As such our Service remains committed to targeting motorists who commit this offence and doing all that is possible to ensure a safe commute.
The next Regional Safe Commute initiative will take place in the Towns of Milton and Halton Hills.
Anyone can report a traffic or driving concern by visiting our website and making a ROAD WATCH complaint.
ROAD WATCH is a community driven program encouraging anonymous reporting of incidents involving dangerous and/or aggressive driving. This program is an opportunity to bring an aggressive driver to our attention. Be the extra eyes and ears and learn more here: http://www.haltonpolice.ca/PRC/Pages/ROADWATCH.aspx
12 hours, Aggressive Driving, cell phone, Distracted Driving, Dundas Street, failure to wear a seatbelt, Halton Regional Police, Highway 5, Impaired Driving, May 22 2015, Road Watch, safe commute, Town of Oakville