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Media Release

Release Date: September 20th, 2019 - 11:07am

Originator: Sergeant, Paul Rudall, District Response Team, 905 825 4747 ext.2449

Contact: Sergeant, Paul Rudall, District Response Team, 905 825 4747 ext.2449

Location: Milton and Halton Hills

Project "Rural Impact" Aims to Slowdown Speeders in Rural Areas

Following the successful completion of project Safe Start which targeted aggressive drivers in and around our school zones, officers from Milton and Halton Hills will be turning their attention to the rural roads. Rural speed studies conducted by the Towns of Milton and Halton Hills confirm that speeding is a concern on a number of roads within the policing district and officers recognize this. During the next two weeks, officers will be tasked with targeting these roads during peak hours. They will adopt a zero tolerance approach and charge violators in a manner that reflects the speed at which they were caught driving. Special attention will be focused on those routes that have identified drivers traveling 50km/h or more over the limit. If drivers are found to be traveling at these speeds they will automatically face a roadside suspension and vehicle seizure. The rural residents deserve to feel safe when walking along their roadways. Officers will do their utmost to identify and charge those drivers who don't follow the rules of the road and place other road users at risk. Residents of Halton Region are reminded that they are now able to report traffic complaints on line by visiting: https://www.haltonpolice.ca/services/reporting/trafficcomplaints.php To report individual driver behavior, residents can complete a Road Watch complaint form on line by visiting: https://www.haltonpolice.ca/services/reporting/roadwatch.php