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TIMMINS POLICE – TRAFFIC SECTION OFFICERS ADDRESS AGGRESSIVE DRIVING HEAD ON

In response to a number of recurring traffic complaints regarding excessive speed and other forms of aggressive driving noted in key high volume areas of concern, a traffic enforcement initiative was undertaken by the Timmins Police on Friday, March 19th.

In order to address these identified concerns, a concentrated traffic initiative was undertaken involving the deployment of Timmins Police – Traffic Section on Friday March 19th focused on Hwy 101 between Schumacher and South Porcupine.

A total of 25 Offence Notices were issued to motorists observed committing excessive speed infractions contrary to the Highway Traffic Act during this initiative.

The Timmins Police Service, as always, is responsive to the needs of the community in terms of public safety.

As such, their officers remain firmly committed to traffic safety and will continue to undertake these measures in key areas identified as being prone to public complaints and related to motor vehicle collisions.

Timmins Police – Traffic Section Const. Chris Gauthier adds “Speed is significantly over represented as a contributing factor in most collisions resulting in serious injury.                                                                       The Timmins Police is keenly aware that milder weather and improved road conditions lead to the enticement to drive at a greater rate of speed.  This behavior is a form of aggressive driving that places the individual motorist, his passengers, and other motorists at unnecessary risk.                                         Our enforcement efforts to address and confront this type of aggressive driving are focused at enhancing roadway safety in Timmins”