Distracted driving crackdown in Mississauga and Brampton this weekend

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All this week, Peel Police have been on a mission, a worthy one that cracks down on distracted drivers in Brampton and Mississauga. The blitz ends Monday, April 30 which marks the end of Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Given the rise in the number of distracted drivers and the risks they pose to themselves and those around them is what has prompted the police to adopt a “zero tolerance” approach.

Police say the blitz “will strictly focus on enforcement of distracted drivers in our region and will be conducted by all frontline officers and Road Safety Services,” according to a news release.

Police also encourage residents to use the Road Watch Program to report dangerous or aggressive driving on local roads. More information on the program is available at www.peelpolice.ca.

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If you see something, say something. The next time you see anyone in another vehicle texting and not paying attention, you could be the one to save a life by calling in the licence plate number to the police. Too many lives are being taken by distracted drivers who are often not stopping at signals or making turns without checking for pedestrians.

Recently there have been a couple of high profile cases of pedestrians knocked down. With summer around the corner, better weather often encourages people to drive a little less carefully. This blitz comes at the right time. -CINEWS

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