Traffic Campaign Educates and Enforces

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Toronto drivers got an education in problematic driving habits during Canada Road Safety Week as more than 3,100 tickets were issued as part of the enforcement and education campaign.

“We know that collisions will unfortunately happen but by changing bad driving habits that contribute to our serious collisions, such as speeding and stunt driving, it can ultimately save lives and prevent all road users from injury,” Traffic Services Sgt. Jason Kraft said. “While we recognize the key role of enforcement, we also need to continue to educate all drivers to make them think differently about problematic driving habits.”

During Canada Road Safety Week observed between May 12 and 18, a total of 33 motorists were ticketed for driving with a handheld device – a major contributor to serious collisions.

A total of 1,735 speeding tickets and 455 aggressive driving tickets were handed out during the one-week campaign.

“As a result of the lighter traffic volume during the pandemic, we have seen higher numbers in relation to excessive speeding, including stunt driving up to 50 kilometres over the speed limit,” said Kraft.

Additionally, officers laid 26 stunt driving-related infractions where the drivers received a suspension and their vehicles were impounded. A total of 15 impaired-related arrests were also made.

This year’s Canada Road Safety Week theme was Shifting Gears, to think differently about problematic driving behaviours and change bad habits.

“Our Members focused on “The Big 4” behaviours that are known to cause injuries to people using our roads and identified drivers who were speeding, driving aggressively, driving while distracted and driving while impaired,” said Kraft.

He added that it’s important for everyone to identify their risks as road users.

“We need to continue to be having conversations about changing problematic driving behaviours and habits, particularly around the four major contributors,” Kraft said.

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