**Media Invite** - Distracted Driving Enforcement Blitz

Posted On Wednesday April 10, 2019

Region of Peel – Distracted driving is a problem that impacts the entire community. In an effort to enforce the rules of the road, Peel Regional Police will be conducting a week-long Distracted Driving blitz beginning Friday April 12, 2019 to Friday April 19, 2019.

April has been identified as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and we are committed in reducing the number of Distracted Driving offences that occur on our roadways. Peel Regional Police Road Safety Services have developed Distracted Driving initiatives designed to reduce injuries and save lives on our roadways. This week-long blitz will focus on behaviours that put drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users at risk.

What counts as distracted driving?

Whether you are driving, stopped in traffic or at a red light, it is illegal to use hand-held communication/entertainment devices and certain display screens.

Distracted Driving Penalties have increased significantly. Upon a first time conviction, drivers can receive a fine up to $1000.00, three demerit points and 3-day drivers license suspension.

The objectives of the campaign are:

  • Education through enforcement.
  • Reducing the number of serious collisions due to distracted driving.
  • Improving road safety, driving performance and awareness by discouraging drivers from engaging in distracted driving behaviors.

This campaign will focus on strict enforcement of distracted drivers in our region and will be conducted by all frontline officers and Road Safety Services.

WHAT:     Distracted Driving Enforcement Blitz with Road Safety Services

WHERE:   Hurontario Street and Steeles Avenue, Brampton

WHEN:     April 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

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For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Media Relations Officer at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4027.

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