A four-day traffic safety blitz around neighbourhood schools in Durham Region has resulted in more than 1,000 traffic tickets being issued.
The Durham Regional Police Traffic Services Branch, in conjunction with officers from all divisions, initiated a zero-tolerance traffic enforcement campaign targeting school and community safety zones during the week of September 6 to September 9, 2016.
During this week, officers issued 1,071 tickets for various driving offences in and around schools, which included 600 tickets for speeding, 47 for stop sign violations, and 20 for distracted driving.
The goal of the annual “In the Zone” enforcement campaign is to ensure high officer visibility and proactive enforcement in and around school zones during the first week back to school.
The DRPS would like to thank local school officials and members of the public for supporting this traffic initiative.