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In 3 days, Toronto police caught 625 people speeding in school zones

Toronto police warned motorists they would be cracking down on dangerous driving near schools this month — and still managed to hand out 1,754 tickets in just three days. 

Back-to-school blitz sees force hand out 1,754 tickets related to ‘bad driving habits’

As students went back to school, Toronto police officers caught hundreds of motorists speeding, driving while distracted and violating road signs. (John Rieti/CBC)

Toronto police warned motorists they would be cracking down on dangerous driving near schools this month — and still managed to hand out 1,754 tickets in just three days. 

Police issued 873 tickets for what they call sign offences, and 625 more for speeding. 

Other drivers were dinged for parking illegally, or being distracted behind the wheel.

Police say these offences — which they call "bad driving habits" in a news release — may appear minor, but pose real danger.

"You cannot take back a collision after it has happened," the force said in a news release.

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