Release Date: May 28th, 2019 - 12:09pm
Originator: Sergeant, Ryan Snow, Traffic Services Unit, 905-825-4777 ext. 5245
Contact: Sergeant, Ryan Snow, Traffic Services Unit, 905-825-4777 ext. 5245
Location: Halton Region
In support of Canada Road Safety Week, from May 14 -20, 2019, the Halton Regional Police Service conducted heightened traffic enforcement on area roadways. Officers focused on what has become known as the ‘Big 3’ road safety issues: aggressive driving, distracted driving and impaired operation – by alcohol and/or drug.
During Canada Road Safety Week (CRSW), which included the Victoria Day Long Weekend, Halton Regional Police Service officers laid a total of 3,306 non-criminal charges and warnings related to all forms of driving offences.
The total number of charges laid represents a 23 per cent increase over the number of charges laid during the 2018 CRSW campaign.
Halton officers also intercepted and criminally charged 13 impaired drivers during the campaign for excess blood alcohol, commonly referred to as ‘80mgs or over’. An additional 8 drivers were suspended following roadside breath alcohol testing for registering ‘warn range’ breath alcohol readings.
The Halton Regional Police Service would like to thank the vast majority of citizens and area motorists who remain committed to road safety across the region.
If you observe a vehicle being operated in a manner which places you or anyone else in danger, please call 9-1-1 for an immediate police response.