Toronto Police issue over 10K traffic tickets, laid over 100 charges in under a month

Oct 2 2020, 2:41 pm

Over 10,000 tickets were issued to road users across the city from September 8 to 30 as part of the Toronto Police’s back to school and bicycle safety campaign.

The majority of tickets issued were attributed to driving over the posted speed limit.

“As students and their families settle back into the school year after a very long break, I want to remind everyone to pack their patience not just the schoolbags, slow down and keep your eyes on the road,” said Police Constable Jenelle Higo.

As part of the campaign, Toronto Police focussed on “The Big 4” behaviours known to cause injuries to road users and identified drivers who were driving over the posted speed, driving aggressively, driving while distracted, and driving while impaired.

Tickets issued to all road users included:

Speeding – 7,138
Aggressive driving – 2,651
Distracted driving – 318
Impaired driving – 110

The Toronto PD focussed on school zones and popular cycling areas across the city to remind drivers, cyclists, and community members about the importance of road safety.

“All road users need to consider the safety of our most vulnerable users; school children, pedestrians, and cyclists.” said Higo.

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