A one-week traffic safety blitz in Durham has resulted in nearly 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 January 7 to 11.
Officers issued 1,299 tickets for various driving offences in and around schools, which included 872 tickets for speeding. Other tickets included 25 for stop sign and red light violations and 10 tickets issued 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,” reads a media release.
“The DRPS would like to thank local school officials and members of the public for supporting this traffic initiative.”