Durham Regional Police issue 1,300 tickets during back-to-school blitz

A four-day traffic safety blitz around neighbourhood schools in Durham Region has resulted in more than 1,300 traffic tickets being issued.

The Durham Regional Police Traffic Services Branch, in conjunction with officers from all divisions, initiated a zero-tolerance traffic enforcement campaign targeting school and community safety zones during the week of Sept. 5 to Sept. 8.

During this week, officers issued 1,366 tickets for various driving offences in and around schools, which included 809 tickets for speeding, 89 for stop sign violations, 33 for careless driving, 21 for seatbelt infractions and 28 for distracted driving.

The goal of the annual “In the Zone” enforcement campaign is to ensure high officer visibility and proactive enforcement in and around school zones during the first week back to school.

The DRPS would like to thank local school officials and members of the public for supporting this traffic initiative.