Windsor Police Issue 142 Tickets 

The first two days back-to-school have been busy for Windsor police.

Officers handed out 142 tickets to drivers during a back-to-school traffic blitz at or near school zones.

"That is targeted at school times, mainly arrival and dismissal and we had a range of speeding, there was cell phone distracted driving, disobey stop signs and even a couple suspended drivers and unlicenced drivers," says Sgt. Steve Betteridge.

He says the number of tickets handed out was a lot.

"That goes you the idea that people need to be reminded and we like to remind by public awareness and also through enforcement."

Betteridge says safety is the number one priority.

"It's a tremendous reminder for our public about back to school and our driving habits need to be safe and it all comes down to community safety."

The charges include speeding, distracted driving, disobeying a stop sign, driving with a suspended licence or no insurance.

 

— with files from AM800's Rob Hindi