(WINDSOR, ON) – Members of the Windsor Police Service’s Traffic Enforcement Unit conducted an initiative over the long weekend with increased enforcement beginning on the evening of April 13 and continuing into the evening of April 17. Aggressive driving and speeding enforcement served as the primary focus of the initiative.
In total, the Traffic Enforcement Unit issued 201 Provincial Offence Notices and 54 warnings during the timeframe.
On April 14 (Good Friday), members of the unit conducted a coordinated speed enforcement blitz on EC Row Expressway throughout the day. During this speed enforcement blitz 55 speeding charges, two failing to move over for stopped emergency vehicles charges, four distracted driving charges for cell phone usage, seven no insurance charges, and 16 written warnings were issued along with one arrest warrant execution.
The primary goal of the traffic initiative was to reduce the amount of aggressive driving in Windsor through a program of selective, but firm, enforcement. It also served to raise public awareness of the potentially dangerous and costly consequences of engaging in aggressive and distracted driving.