‘Safe Start’ a police back-to-school safety initiative had cops with radar guns in Hayden High parking lot – they caught a couple.



September 10, 2013

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON.  Safe Start – getting the kids back to school safely was started in 2006 and focuses on education, awareness and enforcement.  Tuesday morning was enforcement – and half a dozen police officer gathered on the street with radar guns in hand waiting for some poor luckless driver to come around the curve.

The Chief of police aims – but the driver in his sights was driving below the speed limit. Better luck next time Chief!

Stephen Tanner, Regional Chief of police was on hand as part of the All Hands on Deck part of a program to change established driver behaviour.  Officers focus their efforts on speeding and aggressive drivers, proper use of seatbelts and laws relating to the use of hand-held communication devices.

Early in the campaign police stopped a vehicle travelling on Louis St. Laurent Avenue in the area by Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School in Milton.  The driver was captured on radar travelling at 103 km/hr. in a posted 50 km/hr. zone.  The vehicle was impounded and driver’s license suspended for a period of 7 days.  The driver was charged with speeding and racing under the Highway Traffic Act.

Nothing like this happened in Alton Tuesday morning – but it is behaviour like this the police struggle to change.  The speeding tickets help as does the notice from your insurance company that the rates are going up until you get all your points back.


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