As part of the OPP seat belt campaign in March, the Joint Service Enforcement Team (JSET) issued 31 seat belt charges in just two days. The JSET team handed out almost 300 tickets last month and continues to focus on distracted driving and load restrictions in April.
DRPS launched a six-month partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ministry of Transportation to enhance roadway safety across Durham Region, with a focus on the Big Four Killers and commercial motor vehicle safety.
JSET members conducted enforcement at various locations throughout Durham Region with the following results in March:
287 Tickets issued
12 Summons issued
157 Commercial Motor Vehicles stopped
51 Commercial Motor Vehicle charges
35 Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections
1 Criminal Code charge
Officers enforce reduced load restrictions on trucks to protect Ontario’s highways during spring thaw, when road damage is most likely to occur.