2020 March Week of Action and Engagement,
Road Safety Campaign Update,
More than 2,300 tickets issued
Broadcast time: 14:00
Thursday, March 26, 2020
More than 2,300 tickets were issued to drivers as part of a week of action and engagement.
Between Monday, March 16, 2020, and Sunday, March 22, 2020, officers were out in Toronto communities enforcing and educating road users on collision-causing behaviours. 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.
The week was also supported by the media and members of the public on social media who helped spread the message.
See previous release.
Tickets issued included:
- 1,295 speeding charges
- 654 aggressive driving offences
- 100 distracted driving infractions
Additionally, officers laid 23 stunt driving-related infractions where the drivers received a suspension and their vehicles were impounded. A total of 20 impaired-related charges were also laid.
Sergeant Jason Kraft thanked all those who helped share the traffic safety messages.
He said, “We know that collisions will unfortunately happen but by correcting driving behaviours that contribute to our most serious collisions, such as speeding and distracted driving, it can ultimately save lives and prevent people from being seriously injured.
Drivers must recognize their role in all of this and they must stay focused and in control at all times so they can be prepared for any hazards. People know they shouldn’t be driving like this, so please don't.
While enforcement plays a key part in changing these behaviours it is equally important to educate people. By creating conversations about road safety, we are getting people to talk about the daily risks we all take and recognize their behaviours."
Toronto’s Vision Zero Road Safety Plan acknowledges that collisions are inevitable but that killed and seriously injured (KSI) collisions are preventable and unacceptable. Zero injuries and deaths on our roads is the number that we all should be working towards.
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Sergeant Jason Kraft, Traffic Services, for Superintendent Scott Baptist, Traffic Services