Traffic Initiatives 
 
Officer speaking with a driver 
Milton and Halton Hills has a team of officers dedicated to addressing quality of life issues, including traffic-related concerns. These officers, referred to as the District Response Unit (DRU) are specialists who work hard to address traffic-related complaints, and identified and anticipated issues. 

Key programs and responses underway in Halton Hills include:

R.I.D.E. and R.I.D.E. 101:

DRU officers routinely conduct Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) spot checks to reduce incidents of impaired driving on area streets. Additional methods of detection may include:

  • Conducting mobile traffic stops to check driver sobriety
  • Encouraging members of the public to report known or habitual drunk drivers by calling the police directly (905-825-4777) or via Crime Stoppers
  • Ensuring convicted drunk drivers comply with their driving prohibitions

R.I.D.E. 101 was an innovative pilot project created by the Halton Regional Police Service in 2006 to educate young drivers about the risks associated with impaired driving. The three-phase program geared towards high school students includes on-campus demonstrations and displays, as well as actual driver spot checks.

Annual Road Safety Campaigns:

Project Safe Start:

Project Safe Start is an annual initiative that enforces road safety for students and drivers at schools in the days following the start of the school year. Specific attention is paid to speeding, seatbelts, stop signs, school bus and community safety zone enforcement.

Seat Belt Safety:

To enforce and educate members of the public about the law and benefits of seat belt use, the Halton Regional Police Service joins other law enforcement agencies from across the province in conducting regular seatbelt safety campaigns in their respective jurisdictions.

Additional Programs:

Road Watch

 

Sample photo from emforcement tool

Above: Sample photo taken by Speedi, one of the newest traffic enforcement tools in the Service's arsenal.

Fast Fact:

To drive home the message that racing or aggressive behaviors behind the wheel will not be tolerated, the Highway Traffic Act has been amended to include stiffer penalties for street racing:

  • Immediate seven (7) day driving licence suspension
  • Seven (7) day vehicle impoundment at the location
  • Minimum $2,000 set fine up to a maximum of $10,000