In Halton, Burlington highest for tickets, traffic stops

police radarBurlington recorded more traffic stops and tickets than any other municipality in Halton in 2015, according to information from Stephen Tanner, Chief of Police for the Halton Regional Police Service.

“Often citizens are unaware of the investment and time spent by the Police Service in relation to traffic enforcement throughout the Region,” Chief Tanner said in a letter circulated to members of council. The letter included statistical information on traffic initiatives and enforcement for last year.

There were 17,150 Provincial Offence Notices issued in Burlington, versus 15,508 in Oakville which is a larger city, followed by 7,942 in Milton and 5,481 in Halton Hills.

There were 24,405 traffic stops in Burlington, versus 19,787 in Oakville, 12,471 in Milton and 8,057 in Halton Hills.

Burlington also had the highest number of traffic complaints, at 2,128, versus 1,994 for Oakville, 1,623 for Milton and 1,179 for Halton Hills.

Oakville recorded the highest number of collisions in the region, at 2,770, versus 2,615 for Burlington, 1,427 for Milton and 728 for Halton Hills.

Read the letter here: Halton Regional Police Traffic Data

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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