Pan Am Integrated Security Unit, HOV results
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 11:00 AM
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The Integrated Security Unit’s (ISU) goal throughout the Pan American Games was to keep the region moving well and to provide a safe and reliable Games Route Network (GRN), ensuring athletes, officials and attendees reached their destination in a timely manner.
The ISU worked with municipal officials and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation on traffic management plans to manage road congestion and other related concerns to ensure local residents could also move freely to and from their homes and/or businesses during the Games.
ISU partners conducted enforcement on High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes throughout the Games to ensure those goals were met.
As a result, from June 29, 2015 through July 26, 2015, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police and the Toronto Police Service issued 1,735 tickets for improper HOV use and 2,000 tickets for other Highway Traffic Act charges on the Games Route Network.
As we prepare for the Parapan American Games, the ISU would like to thank those who practise safe driving by following the rules of the road and complying with HOV lanes. We also encourage everyone to continue to take the opportunity of carpooling to get around more easily.
Please visit http://www.ontario.ca/travel-and-recreation/pan-amparapan-am-games-transit-driving-and-traffic-routes for further information on HOV lanes.
S/Sgt. Devin Kealey, Public Information Officer, TPS Pan Am Games