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Police to hold traffic blitz during back to school

The Durham Regional Police would like to remind drivers to slow down and pay attention to the roads as students are headed back to school next week.

To keep an eye on things, officers will be conducting a one-week traffic safety blitz around neighbourhood schools in Durham Region.

The Traffic Services Branch, in conjunction with divisional traffic safety coordinators and general patrol officers from across the region will participate in this enhanced enforcement initiative with zero tolerance targeting school and community zones during the week of Sept. 5 to 8.

Last year’s campaign resulted in more than 1,500 tickets being issued for various driving offences in and around schools. This included 955 tickets for speeding and 70 charges of distracted driving.