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Back to School and Bicycle Safety Campaign,
Tuesday, September 8 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020,
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More than 10,000 tickets issued



Broadcast time: 09:00
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Traffic Services
416-808-1900


More than 10,000 tickets were issued to road users as part of a Back to School and Bicycle Safety campaign.

Between Tuesday, September 8, 2020 and Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Toronto Police Service focused on school zones across the city and popular cycling areas, including #ActiveTO road closure areas to educate and remind drivers, cyclists and communities about traffic safety.

Officers 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.

See previous news release.

Additional engagement, education and enforcement continued beyond tickets issued.

Tickets issued to all road users included:

Speeding –7,138
Aggressive –2,651
Distracted –318
Impaired –110

In total, over 10,000 tickets were issued with speeding (7,138) the most common violation.

Police Constable Jenelle Higo thanked all those who helped spread the traffic safety messages.

She said: “All road users need to consider the safety of our most vulnerable users: school children, pedestrians and cyclists. As students and their families settle back into the school year after a very long break, I want to remind everyone to pack their patience not just the schoolbags, slow down and keep your eyes on the road.”

It’s important that we all continue the conversation and remember road safety is a shared responsibility.

To submit a driving complaint or request for enforcement please use the Citizen Online Report Entry (under services, Citizen Online Report Entry, scroll down to Driving Complaint)

Toronto's Vision Zero Road Safety Plan acknowledges that collisions are inevitable but that killed and seriously injured (SKI) 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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Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.


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Sergeant Jason Kraft, Traffic Services for Superintendent Scott Baptist, Traffic Services