NRP's 18th annual safety blitz nets 83 tickets

The 18th annual back to school safety blitz for traffic safety found that some drivers in Niagara still aren't getting the message. 

A total of 110 drivers were stopped and charged and issued warnings for various offences. 

In total 83 tickets were issued and 55 warnings handed out. 

Of the tickets, 46 were for speeding, 3 for distracted driving, 5 for not wearing a seatbelt and 29 for various other provincial offences. 

In the afternoon part of the blitz, officers in Welland reported stopping a 41 year old man from Fonthill.  

Two children aged 6 and 7 in the vehicle didn't have proper seat restraints. 

Upon further checks, police discovered that the driver was a suspended driver for unpaid fines, he had no insurance and he was using licence plates not authorized for that vehicle.  

When alcohol was detected on the male's breath, a subsequent road side screening device was administered and it revealed that he provided a sample in the warning range.

He was also served with an additional 7-day roadside suspension.

Members of the Niagara Regional Police Service will continue to conduct traffic safety programs in school zones throughout the entire school year, by targeting aggressive and distracted drivers.