Media advisory, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 10 a.m., 162 Wicksteed Avenue, Ontario police leaders launch 2016 Drive Safe! campaign, "It’s True: Risk-Takers Meet Undertakers"
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 4:59 AM
Traffic Services: 416-808-1900
The Toronto Police Service, in partnership with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and MacKinnon & Bowes, will be launching the "It's True: Risk-Takers Meet Undertakers" 2016 Drive Safe! campaign. The kick-off will be on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 10 a.m., at 162 Wicksteed Avenue.
Officers from TPS Traffic Services will be engaging in a special enforcement blitz in the Eglinton Avenue East & Laird Drive area, between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Officers will be paying special attention to those drivers who continue to display a total disregard for other users of the road by using hand-held communication and entertainment devices while driving.
The Toronto Police Service and Ontario’s police leaders are joining forces with leaders from the funeral industry and other community partners to tackle distracted driving, the top threat to safety on roadways across Ontario. The 2016 Drive Safe! R.I.D.E. traffic safety campaign features a booklet with information on Ontario’s distracted-driving and move-over laws and information from all Drive Safe! partners to help Ontarians make the right driving choices. Besides distracted driving, the booklet also has information on the dangers of drinking and driving, driving while impaired by drug, and stunt driving.
Toronto Police Service distracted-driving tickets for the last five years:
Year - Tickets
2016: 3623 YTD
This OACP campaign is made possible through the support of our partners:
- Accident Support Services International Limited
- Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
- Canadian Tire Corporation
- Insurance Bureau of Canada
- LCBO, Molson Coors Canada
- Ontario Association of Cemetery and Funeral Professionals
- Ontario Funeral Services Association
- Ontario Ministry of Transportation
- Smart Serve Ontario
- The Beer Store
- Toronto Blue Jays
- VIA Rail Canada
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For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services