More than 1,600 tickets issued during back-to-school traffic safety blitz

A two-week traffic safety initiative around neighbourhood schools in Durham has resulted in more than 1,600 traffic tickets being issued.

The annual ‘In the Zone’ campaign by the DRPS saw targeted enforcement in school and community safety zones during the weeks of Sept. 7 to 11 and Sept. 14 to 18.

Officers issued a total of 1,631 tickets — including 1,141 tickets for speeding.

“Other tickets included stop sign violations, red light violations and distracted driving,” reads a media release.

Given the staggered start to the school year, the initiative ran for two weeks.

“The DRPS would like to thank local school officials and members of the public for supporting this traffic initiative,” the media release reads.

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