Police targeting misuse of accessible parking permits

Peterborough, ON, Canada / (CHEXTV)

As part of a new initiative for 2017, the Peterborough Police Service Traffic Management is targeting specific offences each month.

Among them include distracted and impaired driving, speeding, traffic lights, school crossing and school bus infractions, emergency vehicles.

The campaign kicks off this month targeting the misuse of accessible parking permits.

“Legislation states that only the person named on the accessible parking permit is allowed to use the permit and the accessible parking spot,” stated Sgt Jeff Chartier. “This ensures those accessible parking spaces that are both safe and accommodating are readily available to those that really need them.”

Fines for misuse of a permit can range from $300 to $5,000, for repeat offenders.

The other months:

February – Distracted Driving.  Traffic officers will focus on distracted driving including cell phones, GPS use and entertainment devices

March – School Crossing Guards/School Bus infractions. Officers will focus on offences relating to school crossing guards and the requirement to make certain the intersection is clear before entering the crosswalk and motorists disobeying school bus lights.

April – Traffic Lights.  Officers will focus on motorists who disobey red light and amber lights.

May – National Road Safety Week – Officers will focus on the unsafe driving practices as identified by the Canada Safety Council.

June – Emergency Vehicles.  Officers will focus on motorists approaching, in the same direction, an Emergency vehicle with their emergency lights flashing who do not slow down and pass the emergency vehicle with caution.  Emergency vehicles are defined as Police, Fire, Ambulance and Tow vehicles.

July – Speed.  Officers will focus on speed enforcement

August  – Distracted Driving.   Traffic officers will focus on distracted driving including cell phones, GPS use and entertainment devices

September  – School Crossing Guards/School Bus infractions. Officers will focus on offences relating to school crossing guards and the requirement to make certain the intersection is clear before entering the crosswalk and motorists disobeying school bus lights.

October – Operation Impact.  Officers will focus on offences as identified by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police with particular attention on Thanksgiving weekend.

November – Intersection/Sign offences.  Officers will focus on intersection related offences including traffic lights and stop/yield signs, speed signs, etc.

December – Impaired Driving.  Officers will be focused on alcohol and drug impaired offences.

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