Police active on local streets, including Prospect

Halton Regional Police LogoI hear from residents on a regular basis regarding speeding and traffic concerns. Halton Police have been active in the community and provided this most recent update for November:

RTSS (Residential Traffic/Stop Sign/Speeding): Approximately 613 Provincial Offences Notices were issued for violations pertaining to stop sign infractions and speeding on residential streets throughout Burlington. Officers conducted over 569 traffic stops.

Operation RISC (Reducing Intersection Safety Concerns): Officers issued approximately 262 Provincial Offences Notices for violations occurring at intersections and conducted over 242 traffic stops.

RIDE (Reducing Impaired Driving Everywhere): Police arrested 4 drivers for Impaired Driving, laid 23 charges and issued 12 Provincial Offence Notices to drivers under the influence. Officers administered 26 Alcohol Screening Device (ASD) tests during November, which resulted in 15 drivers passing; 9 drivers being issued 3-day Driver’s License Suspensions as a warning; and 2 drivers failing and subsequently being charged.

Prospect Street Blitz: As a result of multiple complaints by citizens for speeding on Prospect in a marked School Safety Zone, officers conducted a one-day blitz for targeted enforcement. As a result, 123 traffic stops were made and 90 Provincial Offences Notices issued to drivers for not obeying the Highway Traffic Act (primarily speeding).

Halton Police focus enforcement efforts in locations where they receive a large number of complaints. If you witness reoccurring traffic violations in your neighbourhood, file a complaint at: https://www.haltonpolice.ca/services/reporting/trafficcomplaints.php

Possible Traffic Complaint Reports could include:

  • Stop sign or red light violations
  • Excessive speed
  • Aggressive driving
  • Unsafe passing
  • Careless / Dangerous driving
  • Fail to yield to pedestrian
  • Fail to yield to school crossing guard
  • Community safety zone violations
  • School bus violations

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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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