Update on Initial release - May 06th, 2014
Officer’s efforts in relation to this initiative resulted in 391 traffic related offences being issued in April. Noteworthy statistics are as follows:
- 201 speeding offences, 39 of which were in Community Safety Zones.
- 34 Traffic signal offences (Red Light Fail To Stop, Amber Light Fail To Stop and Disobey Lane light)
- 33 Drive while distracted offences ?xml:namespace>
Collectively within the 391 offences, a focus was on three higher collision areas. As such 39 offences were issued for unsafe vehicle movements on North Front Street, 25 offences were issued for unsafe vehicle movements on Sidney Street and 26 offences were issued for unsafe vehicle movements on Bell Blvd.
The Belleville Police Service will continue it’s directed enforcement activities aimed at making our roadways safer for all users.
Selected Traffic Enforcement Program - STEP
Belleville Ontario -
"Traffic Crimes cost society more, devastate more Canadian families and inflict more physical insult than all other crimes combinded.”
Beginning April 1st 2014, the Belleville Police Service is introducing a new service delivery model for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.). Rather than changing this directed enforcement monthly, the selected enforcement will be spread over three months or a quarter. Results will be shared with the community monthly. In selecting what infractions to focus on, only traffic offences directly related to injuries and deaths in our community have been selected for targeted enforcement. If there are any questions, please contact Deputy Chief VandeGraaf.
For the second quarter of 2014 the following are areas of selected enforcement:
· SPEED ENFORCEMENT – SCHOOL ZONES & COMMUNITY SAFETY ZONES
Goal: To reduce the speed vehicles drive in school zones and community safety zones through enforcement and visible presence.
Goal: To increase the number of people who wear their seatbelt assemblies and appropriately restrain children in child seats through enforcement and visible traffic stops.
· HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICES
Goal: To decrease the number of people who use handheld communication devices while driving.
· INTERSECTION OFFENCES AT: BRIDGE ST E & PINNACLE St
NORTH FRONT ST & COLLEGE ST
BELL BLVD & SIDNEY ST
Goal: To increase the number of people who obey traffic signs and signals at intersections that routinely rank in the top five intersections for collisions in our community.
· CYCLISTS (Rules of the Road)
Goal: To decrease the number of people who disobey traffic signals and signs while operating bicycles and E-Bikes, through enforcement and visible traffic stops.
· UNSAFE MOVEMENTS ON: NORTH FRONT ST
Goal: To decrease the number of people who engage in dangerous driving behaviours on high volume streets, and thereby reduce the number of collisions.