School zone traffic safety blitz from Pickering to Clarington results in more than 1,300 tickets

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Published September 15, 2022 at 11:36 am

A one-week traffic safety blitz around neighbourhood schools in Durham Region dubbed ‘In the Zone’ has resulted in more than 1,300 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 5 to 9.

During this week, officers issued 1,343 tickets for various driving offences in and around schools, which included 765 tickets for speeding. Other tickets included 140 for stop sign violations, 10 cellphone violations and six vehicles impounded for stunt 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.

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