Police lay 77 charges first day of crackdown on dangerous Oshawa streets

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Published March 25, 2022 at 1:06 pm

The first day of increased enforcement of traffic laws on Oshawa five most collision-prone intersections has resulted in 77 charges against drivers in the city.

Durham Regional Police announced the enforcement drive on March 22. The DRPS traffic team is conducting a two week enforcement period on the intersections of;

  1. Stevenson Rd and Gibb St, on the Southwest corner of the Oshawa Centre
  2. Simcoe St and Taunton Road
  3. Bond St and Stevenson Rd
  4. King St and Harmony Rd, and
  5. Ritson Rd and Adelaide Ave, to the North of the Costco plaza

The increased enforcement of the Highway Traffic Act kicked off on March 23. That day officers handed out 77 tickets and 11 warnings for HTA violations.

“We will be back at them for the rest of the week and hopefully we see the enforcement and speed numbers go down,” said DRPS.

Throughout the week DRPS worked on their “In the Zone” project and stepped up enforcement in school zones as students returned to classes following March break.

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