Nearly 800 tickets have already been given out in this week’s traffic blitz

Sep 20 2017, 4:47 pm

Two days into the Toronto Police Service’s heightened rush-hour route enforcement campaign, nearly 800 traffic tickets have been issued.

The rush-hour enforcement campaign launched on Monday. It’s a one week campaign that focuses on traffic congestion and gridlock in the downtown core. Ending on September 22, police say there will be zero tolerance for vehicles found blocking and congesting rush-hour routes.

And on Wednesday morning, Mayor John Tory reported that in its first two days, the campaign resulted in Toronto police handing out 788 parking tickets and towing 132 cars.

On Monday morning, Tory unveiled a new long-term traffic plan to get commuters moving. Part of the plan includes having more traffic wardens at congestion hotspots, and possibly increasing fines for traffic blocking offences.

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