Project Safe Start nabs speeding Oakville driver


Published September 6, 2022 at 10:14 am

This speeding driver was pulled over in Oakville on Upper Middle Rd. Halton Regional Police's Project Safe Start is in full effect this week. HRPS PHOTO

With Tuesday morning (Sept. 6) marking the return to the classroom for kids in Oakville and across the region, Halton Regional Police are looking to ensure they get a safe start to their school season.

Project Safe Start is in full effect this week and one local speeder discovered he won’t be behind the wheel any time soon thanks to a heavy foot on the gas pedal.

The G2 driver will be without his licence for 30 days and his vehicle for 14 days after he was caught doing 102 km/h in a posted 60 km/h zone on Upper Middle Rd.

“A reminder that Project Safe Start is in full effect this week with an emphasis on zero tolerance enforcement for the fatal four offences,” Halton police said in a tweet.

“Kids are heading back to school today; if you are driving, do so safely and follow the rules of the road.”

This marks the 15th year for the hometown campaign which runs this year from Aug. 29 to Friday, Sept. 9.

Police are asking with the return to school and the increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic to “remember road safety is everyone’s responsibility.”

Drivers are being asked to slow down, watch for community safety zones and follow all traffic laws.

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