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Media Release

Release Date: July 31st, 2019 - 8:11am

Originator: Inspector, Julie Craddock, 1 District, 905-825-4747 ext 2401

Contact: Inspector, Julie Craddock, 1 District, 905-825-4747 extension 2401

Location: Halton Region

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Addressing the Dangers of Distracted Driving through Technology

Front line officers in Halton Region have a new tool available to address the growing dangers of distracted driving in the community.

Halton Regional Police have begun to deploy side-camera technology on their police vehicles, modernizing evidence collection practices and finding an innovative way to tackle distracted driving, which continues to be a top threat to road safety.

Since January 2019, over 1000 distracted driving charges have been laid by Halton Regional Police. The public continue to identify distracted driving as a primary threat to road safety. Police are hopeful the use of side camera technology will be a game changer and that drivers will keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

This is an excellent example of our Service's commitment to Community Safety and Well-Being through the principles of risk-driven multi-sectoral collaboration to address a variety of police and community concerns.

It is the policy of the Halton Regional Police Service to utilize the In Car Camera System (ICCS) for the purposes of law enforcement and to promote public safety, while balancing the public's right to privacy.

To see how side camera technology is being used in the field, check us out on YouTube:‚Äč  https://bit.ly/2LOZzcg