For Release: September 21, 2012
Originator: Sergeant Dave Cross - Media Relations Officer - 905 825-4899
Contact: Sergeant Meg Williams - District Response Unit - 905 825-4747 x2137
Location: Halton Hills/Milton
Halton Police Launch Traffic Safety Campaign in Rural Areas
In 2012 there have been six fatal accidents in Halton Region, five of which have occurred in rural areas. To raise awareness of traffic safety on our rural roadways, Halton Regional Police will be conducting a rural traffic safety campaign.
Between the 24th day of September 2012 and the 8th of October 2012 officers will focus enforcement efforts in the rural areas of Milton and Halton Hills.
This initiative will encompass speed enforcement and RIDE spot checks at various hours of the day and a variety of locations on rural roadways.
“Traffic safety on all regional roads is a priority. Whether urban or rural we need to provide a comprehensive response. Our upcoming project focus on the rural roads serves several purposes. It segues from our 'Safe Start' program for schools areas to include streets where school buses transport students. It also serves as a reminder to be aware of your speed at all times on all roads and to refrain from drinking and driving,” said Deputy Chief Bob Percy.
Media is invited to observe officers during a large scale RIDE on the 28th and the 29th of September 2012.
Any questions related to the details of the media sessions can be directed to Sergeant Meg Williams at 905-825-4747 x2137.