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Back-to-School Road Safety Blitz - UPDATE

Sep 30, 2021

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The Brantford Police Service would like to thank the public for their attention to road safety as students transition back-to-school. 
Traffic officers conducted additional enforcement of high traffic school zones with the Back-to-School Road Safety Blitz and from September 6 -19, 2021 the following charges were issued:
Speeding                                                                               41
Stop Signs and Other Moving Violations          60
Cell Phone Use                                                                    1
Exhaust                                                                                    1
Other Related Offences                                                 3 
Total = 106

ORIGINAL RELEASE: September 2, 2021
With the first day of school quickly approaching, the Brantford Police Service Traffic Unit will launch a Back to School Road Safety Blitz, looking for aggressive drivers, persons speeding, and to conduct stop sign enforcement.
As kids return to school, we ask everyone to be extra careful on our city streets, as children may not pay attention to the rules of the roads or watch for moving cars. We would like to remind motorists and pedestrians the importance of working together to ensure our roads remain a safe place.
At this time, we would also like to remind drivers the penalties for Stunt Driving under the Highway Traffic Act have recently changed. If you are travelling 40km/hr over the posted speed limit in speed zones below 80 km/hr, you will now be charged with Stunt Driving.
In addition to fees and demerit points, a driver charged with Stunt Driving will now receive a 7-day driver licence suspension and a 14-day vehicle impoundment. In the coming months, the licence suspension for those caught Stunt
Driving will increase to 30-days in addition to the 14-day vehicle impoundment.
Motorists are also reminded to use caution around school buses. When a school bus has stopped and activated its flashing red lights, all vehicles travelling behind or approaching the bus must come to a complete stop before reaching the bus. Drivers who fail to stop in these conditions face a minimum $400 fine and six demerit points for a first offence.
Parents are encouraged to review and practice safety rules with their children to ensure they are familiar with their route to the bus or school.
We urge motorists and pedestrians to commute safely, free from distractions and to use extra caution when travelling through residential areas, school zones and along bus routes. Please slow down and be alert for children travelling to and from school. Community safety is a shared responsibility.
For more information and further clarification regarding the rules of the road, please visit the Ministry of Transportation website.
Public Safety in Partnership with the Community