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4 August 2011- Traffic Poll ResultsWarning - this news article expired on 2011-09-04. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Belleville Police Service web poll results for the question:

What are you most concerned with in regard to neighbourhood traffic issues?

The results are based on 99 responses from 17 May to 30 June, 2011.

Belleville Police Service officers issued 219 provincial offence notices (traffic tickets) for speeding during this period and 37 provincial offence notices for use of a hand-held device while driving.

Sgt Tom Sweet of the Traffic Management Unit stated that "the majority of speeding infractions are in response to community generated complaints in specific areas and the handheld device infractions are being observed by officers in marked and low profile cruisers?.

October 26, 2009 to 1 February, 2010 marked the education period of legislation that banned hand-held devices while driving. Since 1 February, 2010 drivers caught using a hand-held device may be issued a $155 ticket. The purpose of this legislation is to keep every drivers' focus on driving safely.

Road safety is everyone's responsibility and continues to be a concern for citizens of Belleville. Belleville Police Service strives to identify enforcement issues from all areas of the city and welcomes public input. Citizens may report traffic concerns by using the E reporting function at http://www.police.belleville.on.ca/ or calling 613 966-0882 or by contacting Crime Stoppers at 613 969- 8477.