A few hundred tickets handed out to rural drivers in Welland so far this year

Drivers heading out on rural roads in Welland may want to slow down.

Niagara police releasing rural traffic stats for the first quarter of the year.

During the first three months of the year, officers issued 346 tickets and 88 warnings for a variety of offenses.

Police have been cracking down on drivers on rural roads in an effort to improve safety.