NRP issue slew of tickets on first day back to school
The NRP's 13th annual traffic safety and awareness day, known as operation All Hands on Deck, has come and gone for another year.
110 officers took part in the initiative covering all of Niagara.
260 vehicles were stopped and 138 drivers were issued tickets for speeding, three for distracted driving, 12 drivers were issued tickets for seatbelt/child safety restraint violations, and 14 for various rules of the road violations.
Three drivers had their drivers license suspended and there was one arrest for a breach of probation. Warnings for various traffic matters were given out to 32 drivers as well.
The highest speed reported in the Region was in St. Catharines where a driver was caught speeding at 91 kms/hour in a posted 50 km an hour zone. In Fort Erie, a driver was caught doubling the posted speed of 40 km/hr, driving 80 kms/hour.
Niagara Regional Police remind residents that traffic safety initiatives will continue throughout the entire school year.