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A thousand charges laid during safety blitz

A recent blitz by Durham Regional Police Service resulted in more than 1,000 drivers being issued tickets, nearly 60 per cent of those for speeding.

The four-day safety blitz was held around school areas across Durham Region, coinciding with the beginning of the new school year.

The DRPS Traffic Services Branch, initiated a zero-tolerance campaign between Sept. 4 and Sept. 7.

In all 1,029 tickets were issued, including 640 for speeding.

Police also issued 105 stop sign/red light violations, 38 careless driving tickets, 19 seatbelt infractions and 31 distracted driving charges.