Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 11 a.m.,
Canada’s Wonderland, 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive, Vaughan,
(Use employee entrance at Amusement Drive and Major Mackenzie Drive West),
Project E.R.A.S.E. kick-off
Broadcast time: 04:59
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Traffic safety continues to be identified as a Toronto Police Service priority.
The TPS, in partnership with York Regional Police Traffic Enforcement Unit, and law-enforcement partners from across the GTA, are delivering the message that street racing and stunt driving will not be tolerated.
It’s the time of year when modified vehicles begin to appear on the roads. Officers will be targeting drivers who feel they are allowed to use the roads as raceways. The Toronto Police Service and other services from the GTA will be watching for vehicles staging to race, vehicles travelling at excessive rates of speed, and vehicles that do not meet safety standards.
On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 11 a.m., at Canada's Wonderland, 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive, (use employee entrance at Amusement Drive and Major Mackenzie Drive West), Superintendent Gord Jones of Toronto Police Service Traffic Services and Deputy Chief Tom Carrique of York Regional Police will be speaking about the importance of Project E.R.A.S.E. and efforts to eliminate racing activity.
Excessive speed has consistently been the greatest contributing factor in many fatal collisions on Toronto roads. Street racers put themselves and unsuspecting road-users at risk of death or serious injury when they choose to disobey traffic laws, drive without due care and control and with a disregard for public safety.
Call 9-1-1 if you see dangerous-driving practices that could cause injury or loss of life. When contacting police, try to note the vehicle’s location, direction of travel, make, model, licence plate and the driver’s description.
E.R.A.S.E. (Eliminate Racing Activity On Streets Everywhere) is an awareness and enforcement campaign operated jointly by police services across Ontario, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, with the goal of eliminating street racing and other high-risk driving behaviour.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services