Toronto

Nearly 6,000 charges in road safety blitz

Toronto police have released some startling statistics from their Thanksgiving weekend safety blitz.

Toronto police have released some startling statistics from their Thanksgiving weekend safety blitz.

Operation Impact was a four-day campaign aimed at what the police said were "road-users involved in high-risk behavior."

The final numbers released by the traffic services division on Friday show that charges were laid against 68 per cent of the vehicles stopped by police.

There were more than 3,000 speeding charges and nearly 500 charges for using a hand-held device while driving.

A total of 1,853 charges of aggressive driving were laid - up 30 per cent from a year ago.

"In total," police said in a news release, "8,803 vehicles were stopped and 5,988 charges were laid."

 

 

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