As part of Canada Road Safety Week, the Windsor Police Service Traffic Enforcement Unit and LaSalle Police Service officers teamed up for a joint Traffic Enforcement Project in the City of Windsor and the Town of LaSalle.
The objective of this initiative was to enforce and educate drivers with a focus on speeding, distracted driving, and failing to slow down and proceed with caution for emergency vehicles.
On Thursday, May 20th, 2021, through great teamwork and effort, 92 total traffic enforcement actions and one arrest were accomplished;
Speeding – 78
Drive with hand-held communication device – 3
Fail to slow down and proceed with caution for emergency vehicles – 3
Other – 8
Arrest warrant – 1
The LaSalle Police Service encourages everyone to help our officers promote safe roadways by adopting safe driving practices.
These joint Traffic Enforcement Projects will continue throughout the year to remind everyone to drive safely and address motorists who put others at risk.
Although the total number of enforcement actions is a credit to the great work of officers during this joint operation, this number shows a lack of care and concern for road safety by too many drivers. Road safety is everyone’s shared responsibility. When you see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights on the roadway, give them space. Someone’s life may depend on it. Please drive carefully, put your phone down, wear your seatbelt, drive the posted speed limits and never drive impaired.
Original WPS post: https://www.police.windsor.on.ca/newsroom/news-update/may/Pages/May-21-2021-Update-3.aspx
Constable Talya Natyshak
Corporate Communications Unit
Windsor Police Service – Headquarters
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Office: (519) 255-6700 ext. 4204
For further information:
Contact the LaSalle Police Service Community and Corporate Affairs Office at 519 969-5210 ext.2031
Senior Constable Terry Seguin
LaSalle Police Service