Road Safety Week: the results are in: 1397 tickets!

Road Safety Week: the results are in: 1397 tickets!
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Dave Cross

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Sgt. Dave Cross #1932 is the Media Relations Officer with the Halton Regional Police Service. His office is located at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON.

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The enforcement-driven initiative was designed to increase public compliance and awareness of safe driving measures; with a goal to ultimately save lives and reduce injuries during Canada’s National Road Safety Week between May 13 to 20.

In Halton, police partnered up with the Regional Corporate Communications department to bring forward a team approach to this initiative.  An education component was introduced to raise public awareness of the “big four” major causes of death and injury on our roadways;  impaired driving, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and failure to wear or improper use of seat belts.  This was followed by enforcement and further educational opportunities directed at motorists.  The enforcement component focused on impaired driving, aggressive driving, distracted driving, lack of occupant restraint use and unsafe intersection activity.

Region-wide, there were a total of 1397 tickets were issued .  This was in addition to 7 Impaired Driving charges and one Fail to Provide Breath Sample charge.  Of the Highway Traffic Act charges, 97 were for Distracted Driving, 37 were for Seat-belts and 17 for Careless Driving.  A total of 18 Driver’s Licence suspensions were issued in relation to some of the above charges.

During Road Safety Week, Halton Regional Police also partnered up with the Ontario Provincial Police, Hamilton Police, Guelph Police, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of the Environment and the Region of Halton to conduct a two day Commercial Vehicle Safety Initiative in Oakville.

That focus was to identify commercial vehicles that were not properly maintained and posed a danger on our roads.  In total 113 vehicles were inspected resulting in:

• 192 provincial offence notices issued
• 60 vehicles removed from service
53% failure rate

Road safety is a shared responsibility. The Halton Regional Police Service remains committed to ensuring the safety of our community through a balanced approach of education and enforcement initiatives.

The Halton Regional Police Service remains committed to ensuring that road safety is a top priority.  Initiatives such as the Canada Road Safety Week and other regular education and enforcement campaigns ensures a balanced approach to that priority.

There have been no traffic fatalities on Halton roadways patrolled by Halton Regional Police so far in 2013.



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