Now that Canada Road Safety Week has concluded, Halton Region police are out with the results of the week long campaign, which targeted aggressive, impaired and distracted drivers as well as those not wearing their seat belts.
A total of 1,903 charges were laid, primarily for speeding, disobeying stop signs and distracted driving.
One dozen motorists were arrested and charged with impaired driving related offences, which include impairment by drugs.
In one case, a driver was pulled over for excessive speed, and officers determined that person was impaired by both drugs and alcohol. The driver was also found to be in possession of some marijuana.
“Traffic enforcement, public messaging and the time officers spend on these traffic initiatives are just one element of our collaborative strategy towards improved road safety. It involves our Region, each Municipality, partnering agencies and citizens focusing on opportunities for prevention, social development and risk mitigation.” – Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah