Enforcement efforts were focused in school zones throughout September. Officers attended various school zones and travelled bus routes throughout the city in both marked and unmarked police vehicles.
As a result, officers issued the following provincial offence:
-105 speeding violations;
-15 hand-held device offences (cell phones);
-3 seatbelt infractions;
-34 other provincial offences;
-More than 40 warnings and 72-hour notices.
Police also received reports of drivers proceeding through the red flashing lights of stopped school buses. It is a serious offence to fail to stop for a school bus, with a fine of $490 and six demerit points.
Operation Impact takes place until Oct. 14 and focuses on high-risk driving practices such as distracted driving, aggressive driving, seatbelt use and impaired driving.
This road safety strategy is being incorporated into the 12 Month High Visibility Program by concentrating efforts on these issues the entire month of October.