Release Date: September 3rd, 2020 - 1:17pm
Originator: Sergeant, Ryan Snow, Traffic Services Unit, 905-825-4747 ext. 5245
Contact: Sergeant, Ryan Snow, Traffic Services Unit, 905-825-4747 ext. 5245
Location: Halton Region
As children prepare to head back to school, the Halton Regional Police Service is once again getting ready to launch Project Safe Start. This will be the 13th year the Service has conducted their homegrown campaign, which focuses on education, awareness and high-visibility enforcement of traffic laws throughout Halton region.
Project Safe Start 2020 will run between Monday, September 7 and Friday, September 18, 2020.
It is important to remember driving safely is your priority:
With staggered return-to-school dates this year, and with secondary school adopting an amended learning schedule that includes a transition period in which students will be walking home at unconventional times of the day, officers are encouraging motorists to drive, at all times, with heightened awareness of increased pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
Halton residents have ranked traffic concerns as their #1 policing priority. Project Safe Start is just one of many campaigns that the Halton Regional Police Service engages in throughout the year in an effort to educate the public and enforce the Highway Traffic Act and other traffic-related legislation.
"As Halton's students return to over 160 educational facilities across the region, pedestrian and motor vehicle volumes will increase drastically. Our goal through Project Safe Start is to protect our youngest and most vulnerable road users," says Sergeant Ryan Snow, Traffic Services Unit. "The Halton Regional Police Service would like to encourage motorists to slow down, drive sober and avoid using their cell phone and other devices while driving. Regardless of who is at fault, when a vehicle collides with a pedestrian or cyclist, the consequences are usually tragic."
Pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and police all play an integral role in ensuring safer roads within Halton Region - we thank the community for doing their part.