3,306 traffic charges and warnings related to all forms of driving offences were laid during the holiday weekend. Up 23% over previous year.

News 100 blueBy Staff

May 28th, 2019

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Another report card – we didn’t do all that well in the 2019 Canada Road Safety Week Enforcement initiative. Infractions were xx% higher than in the previous year.

During the week of May 14 -20, the Halton Regional Police Service conducted heightened traffic enforcement on area roadways. Officers focused on what has become known as the ‘Big 3’ road safety issues:

Cell phone while driving

call 9-1-1 for an immediate police response when you see this kind of behavior. Don’t call while YOU are driving.

aggressive driving,
distracted driving
and impaired operation – by alcohol and/or drug.

During Canada Road Safety Week CRSW, which included the Victoria Day Long Weekend, Halton Regional Police Service officers laid a total of 3,306 non-criminal charges and warnings related to all forms of driving offences.

Charges included:

1. Speeding, Careless Driving and Stunt Driving (1,599 charges);

2. Sign and traffic light-related offences (473 charges);

3. Documentary infractions-licencing and insurance (456 charges); and

4. Cell phone- electronic devices (129 charges).

The total number of charges laid represents a 23 per cent increase over the number of charges laid during the 2018 CRSW campaign.

Halton officers also intercepted and criminally charged 13 impaired drivers during the campaign for excess blood alcohol, commonly referred to as ‘80mgs or over’. An additional 8 drivers were suspended following roadside breath alcohol testing for registering ‘warn range’ breath alcohol readings.

The Regional Police Service is “grateful” for the vast majority of citizens and area motorists who remain committed to road safety across the region.

If you observe a vehicle being operated in a manner which places you or anyone else in danger, please call 9-1-1 for an immediate police response.

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