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Media Release

Release Date: April 9th, 2019 - 2:04pm

Originator: Sergeant, Paul Rudall, 1 District Response Unit, 905 825 4747 ext 2449

Contact: Sergeant, Paul Rudall, 1 District Response Unit, 905 825 4747 ext 2449

Location: Milton and Halton Hills

Officers in Milton and Halton Hills commence Project "Rural Impact".

In an effort to reduce aggressive driving in the rural communities of Milton and Halton Hills, the District Response Team accompanied by Platoon Officers will target drivers who choose to ignore the posted speed limits and place themselves and other road users at risk.

Officers will be equipped with speed measuring equipment and operate marked and unmarked vehicles at various locations in Milton and Halton Hills throughout the month of April.

Halton Police recognize that many citizens in these rural communities have very real concerns about speeding motorists. We want to help make these roadways as safe as possible so that people can walk their dogs, ride their bikes and pull into and out of their driveways without fear.

District Response Team Officers will also target those drivers who drive at 50km/h or more over the posted limit. This rate of speed falls into the category of "Stunt" driving and will mean an automatic driver's licence suspension and immediate 7 day vehicle impoundment.

The Halton Regional Police Service remains committed to road safety through prevention, education and enforcement initiatives.

Members of the public are reminded that "Stunt" driving and "racing" are serious driving offences and are encouraged to report this to police communications when safe to do so.

The Service's Twitter and Facebook accounts should not be used for this purpose as they are not monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.