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Media Release

From: Quinte Region Traffic Coalition Date: September 9, 2013

DISTRACTED DRIVING CAMPAIGN WRAP UP

(Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, ON) The Quinte Region Traffic Coalition (QRTC) Distracted Driving Campaign wrapped up Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Joint Forces Officers report that, through the course of the campaign, the following charges were laid:

82 Distracted Driving (Cell phone use and texting)

339 . Speeding

31 Seat Belts

5 ... Impaired Driving

97 . Other Highway Traffic Act offences

Although the campaign is over, the QRTC want people to realize, every day, the importance of being completely focused on the road while driving. Area Police will continue to be vigilant in enforcing these violations.

Drivers caught using their cell phones will receive a ticket with a fine of $155. Other forms of distracted driving can lead to a charge of Careless Driving.

The goal of the Quinte Region Traffic Coalition is to reduce the number of incidents resulting in injuries and deaths on roads, trails, and waterways in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. It is a partnership of the Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit, Belleville Police Service, Stirling-Rawdon Police Service, 21 Military Police Flight, and the OPP Detachments serving Bancroft, Central Hastings, Napanee, Prince Edward County, and Quinte West.

For more information contact:

Cst. Scott Preston

QRTC Media Spokesperson

Stirling-Rawdon Police Service

613-395-0844