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Distracted Driving Campaign Results

Broadcast time: 10:45
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Traffic Services

Between Monday, January 14, 2019 to Sunday, January 20, 2019, the Toronto Police Service delivered a zero-tolerance enforcement and awareness traffic safety campaign focused on drivers operating a motor vehicle while using a hand-held communication or entertainment device, including cell phones.

Distracted Driving Campaign Results:

Drivers charged: 670

Toronto Police Service Officers patrolled for distracted drivers on foot, bicycles, unmarked police vehicles, pick-up trucks and on TTC buses and streetcars.

Zero tolerance enforcement was a large part of this campaign. This campaign caused many public and private discussions to happen about the impact that distracted driving has on our roads and to our communities. Driving while holding a cell phone happens far too often, we all see people doing it.

A clear message needs to be sent to all drivers that when you are behind the wheel, your only focus should be on the task of driving.

The Toronto Police Service and its members are committed to improving road safety, supporting victims and families of traffic crimes and to Toronto’s Vision Zero Road Safety Plan.

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Sergeant Brett Moore, Traffic Services, for Superintendent Scott Baptist, Traffic Services