Brantford Police Service (BPS) held their annual back to school road safety blitz throughout the month of September.
Over the course of the month-long program organized by the BPS Traffic Unit, a total of 61 charges were laid as a direct result of this road safety initiative. Speeding accounted for 32 of the charges laid.
In addition to the speeding related charges, this road safety initiative also saw one charge issued for the use of a cell phone while driving, two charges for stop sign violations, and 26 additional charges, varying from moving violations to missing vehicle documentation.
With children back in school, and an increase of motorists on our roadways, BPS continues to urge motorists and pedestrians to commute safely, free from distractions and to continue to use extra caution when travelling through residential areas, school zones and along bus routes. Please slow down and be alert for children travelling to and from school. Community safety is a shared responsibility.