New police chief will be on the street watching traffic as part of the Traffic Safety and Awareness Day. Giving out parking tickets as well?

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  September 6, 2012  The Halton Regional Police have begun a two pronged approach to public safety. On Monday September 10th, the public will see the  ‘All Hands on Deck’, part at different municipal schools highlighting the annual Traffic Safety and Awareness Day.

The Chief and his two deputy’s will be at different high schools at the start of the day.

Project ‘Safe Start’, a program that aims to remind  drivers that children are back to school and they need to slow down in school zones, watch for pedestrians and pay attention to school crossing guards escorting children across busy intersections.  The program began in 2006, and commenced September 4th.  It will continue through to and including September 14th.

A full stop – and no using the cell phone.

The project incorporates a multi-faceted approach recognizing that education, awareness and enforcement are all key components in changing established driver behaviour.  Officers will focus their efforts on speeding and aggressive drivers, proper use of seatbelts and laws relating to the use of hand held communication devices.

“Efforts such as Project ‘Safe Start’ serve to enhance overall safety within our communities”, said Chief Stephen Tanner, “our Police Service will continue similar initiatives throughout the entire year, recognizing the safety of children is paramount.”

District Response units, Uniform Patrol officers, Education Services officers and on September 10th, Senior Command officers throughout the Region, will take part in the campaign.

Chief Steven Tanner will be at  – St. Joan of Arc Catholic Elementary School, 2912 Westoak Trails Boulevard, Oakville – 8:30 a.m.

Deputy Chief Andrew Fletcher will be at  St Christopher’s Catholic Elementary School, 2400 Sutton Drive, Burlington – 8:00 a.m.

Deputy Chief Bob Percy will be at  Bishop Redding High School, 1120 Main Street East, Milton 8:00 a.m.



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