Police Intensify Traffic Safety around Oakville Schools

School Police Blitz from September 2nd to the 13th

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On Monday September 2nd the Halton Regional Police Service will once again be kicking off our annual traffic safety initiative; “Project Safe Start”.

This is the eighth year Halton Police have conducted this campaign which centres on education, awareness and high-visibility enforcement of traffic laws in and around school zones. The campaign is run in conjunction within the first two weeks that Halton school children return to classes. This year’s campaign will run until September 13th.

Officers will be using a multi-faceted approach to remind motorists to be on alert for increased pedestrian and vehicular traffic in and around school zones as well as paying attention to crossing guards. Focused enforcement will be on speeders, aggressive drivers, and the use of hand held devices while driving. Seatbelt compliance will also be strictly enforced.

photo credit: halton police

photo credit: halton police

Frontline officers, District Response officers, Education Services officers, High School Liaison officers as well as senior Command officers will all be taking part in this campaign. On September 10th Senior Officers, Divisional Commanders and Police Executive officers will participate in the “All Hands on Deck” component of Project Safe Start. A list of locations where these Senior officers will be conducting their specific enforcement efforts will be issued closer to that date.

This high visibility enforcement and education campaign will positively affect driver behaviour around school zones throughout the year and have overall lasting safety benefits to members of the community. Halton residents have ranked traffic as their #1 policing priority in previous surveys. The Halton Regional Police Service recognizes this concern and engages in various campaigns throughout the year to educate the motoring public on, and enforcing the Highway Traffic Act and other traffic related legislation.

Pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and the police all play an integral role in ensuring safer roads within Halton Region.



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