Police issue over 800 tickets for 'aggressive driving' during week-long cycling safety blitz

Jul 2 2019, 4:59 pm

Now that summer is in full swing, there are definitely more cyclists on city streets.

And to increase the safety of vulnerable cyclists, the Toronto police said they issued over 800 tickets for aggressive driving during a week-long blitz in June.

Between June 17 to 23, the Toronto Police Service delivered a week-long enforcement and community engagement campaign that asked drivers to be alert and anticipate to share the road with our vulnerable road users.

During the safety blitz, officers patrolled for drivers who were speeding, driving while distracted, driving while impaired, and driving aggressively.

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Police added that during the campaign, they were also able to start conversations about cycling infrastructure, the dangers cyclists face from being “doored”, vehicles parking in bike lanes, and how to register a bicycle with the Toronto Police Service.

As a result of the campaign, police issued 1,617 tickets, over 800 of these were for aggressive driving behaviour.