Winter Long Weekend Enforcement Numbers
Hamilton Police are releasing the results of the Winter Long-Weekend Traffic Enforcement Campaign and reminding drivers of the “MOVE OVER” legislation.
Hamilton Police increased visibility over the long-weekend during a traffic blitz which concentrated on Distracted Driving and Speeding. A total of 427 speeding and 4 distracted driving tickets were issued from February 16 to 18, 2019.
The Red Hill Valley Parkway was also a focus this weekend as Hamilton Police assisted the City of Hamilton road crew with traffic safety during the 80km/hr sign changes. During this time four tickets were issued for “fail to move over for stopped emergency vehicle”.
Police would like to reiterate the “MOVE OVER” legislation requires drivers to slow down and proceed with caution when passing an emergency vehicle or tow truck parked on the side of the highway with its lights activated. If the highway has more than one lane, the law requires the driver to move over and leave one lane between their vehicle and the parked emergency vehicle if it can be done safely. Drivers can face fines from $490 to $2,000 by failing to comply.
The Hamilton Police Service will continue to enforce the rules of the road and educate the public in order to improve road safety and support strategic traffic programs