In the month of June, members of the Niagara Regional Police have attended 2 very serious motor vehicle collisions located on Moyer Rd. in the city of Welland. One of these collisions involved a 47 year old male from Welland who was killed when his motorcycle collided head-on with an approaching vehicle.
Recognizing the serious concern for the public’s safety, members of the Traffic Enforcement Unit attended this area to conduct targeted enforcement. Officers conducted both Lidar and Radar speed enforcement, as well as conducted vehicle stops for other traffic violations and to check on their sobriety.
In just the first few days of enforcement, police say that officers have issued 64 Provincial Offence Notices with the majority of them being issued for speeding violations.
In one incident, a 66 year old male was operating his vehicle 30 km/hr below the posted 80 km/hr speed zone. The officer followed the vehicle a short distance to investigate his driving behaviour and subsequently conducted a traffic stop. The driver was arrested and charged with impaired driving.
In a second incident, a 42 year old male was stopped for driving 140 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone. As he was driving more than 50 km/hr over the posted speed limit, he was stopped and charged with stunting. It was also determined that his ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and he was also arrested and charged with impaired driving.
In addition to the two drivers charged with impaired driving, 4 other drivers were charged with driving while under suspension.
The Niagara Regional Police would like to remind all residents of Niagara to report any traffic violations that you feel need to be addressed. You can make a complaint by contacting the NRPS traffic hotline at 905-688-4111, ext 5555, send an email to email@example.com, fill out the online form on our website or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
We need everyone to work together with us by reporting these complaints so we can achieve a safer community for our citizens through targeted and continuous enforcement within the Niagara Region.
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