Drive begins to stamp out street racing in GTA

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Campaign to change driver attitudes and behavior through education and strategic enforcement

A campaign to stamp our the menace of  street racing on GTA roads is now operational. Over the next few weeks, the drive will get into top gear, the Peel Regional Police said.

Road racing has become a traffic safety problem throughout the Greater Toronto Area and  since 1999, more than fifty people have been killed in Ontario as a result of racing crashes.

Project “ERASE”, Eliminate Racing Activity on Streets Everywhere, was formed to address the rising incidence of organized street racing and is a risk based strategic response to unsafe and illegally modified vehicles.

Peel Regional Police are working to address this issue by changing driver attitudes and behavior through education and strategic enforcement, the police said in a statement.

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Police visibility

The objective of this project is to promote road safety by establishing and maintaining a high degree of police visibility on dates and times when racing activity is most prevalent in the Region of Peel.

Officers assigned to this duty will engage in a proactive approach by concentrating their education and enforcement activities throughout various ‘hotspot’ locations within the Region of Peel, including known hangouts, meeting locations and street race locations.

E.R.A.S.E. began on on Friday August 5, 2016 and ends on Sunday October 9, 2016. – CINEWS

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