POLICE ISSUE OVER 1,600 TICKETS DURING WEEK-LONG ''SAFETY FOR CYCLISTS'' CAMPAIGN

Jul 02, 2019

By Maria Madden

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Toronto police have revealed that some 800 tickets for aggressive driving were issued during a week-long blitz last month aimed at increasing safety for cyclists on city streets.

During the “safety for cyclists” campaign, which ran from June 17 to 23 as part of Bike Month in the city, officers asked drivers to be alert and prepared to share the road with vulnerable road users, who are far more likely to suffer serious injury in a collision.

It total 1,614 tickets were issued, the vast majority against drivers, with officers focusing on drivers who were speeding or distracted and those driving while impaired

Police say they conducted the campaign because cycling is not only a popular recreation activity, but has become a means of transportation for so many in Toronto.

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