Over 200 Charges Laid During Road Safety Week - May 12-18, 2020
Brantford, ON – The week of Tuesday, May 12 to Monday, May 18, 2020 marked Canada Road Safety Week, a 7-day public education campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world by promoting safe driving behaviours. In an effort to increase public compliance with road safety laws, the BPS Traffic Unit focused Road Safety Week efforts to increase public compliance on Brantford’s roads.
The Brantford Police Service makes educating the public in safe driving practices a road safety priority. An essential part of our job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways.
Our enforcement initiatives focused on impaired driving, aggressive driving, distracted driving and speeding. These behaviours endanger drivers, passengers, all road users and pedestrians at risk of serious or fatal injury collisions.
As a result of this enforcement initiative, charges were laid for the following 202 offences as noted below:
•95 occurrences- Speed Infractions
•4 occurrences - Hand Held Device (Cell Phone) Infractions
•3 occurrences - Stunt Driving (vehicles travelling +50 km/hr over the posted limit
•3 occurrences - Impaired by drugs / alcohol
•4 occurrences - Disqualified Driving
•5 occurrences - Careless Driving
•4 occurrences - Operating a Motor Vehicle without Insurance
•18 occurrences - Drive While Under Suspension
The Brantford Police Service is committed to increase public compliance with safe driving in order to prevent collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.