Woodstock Police charged just over 90 drivers during the first week of a summer-long distracted driving campaign.
Police have partnered with the Ontario Ministry of transportation for the campaign #putdownthephone.
Woodstock residents will see an increased police presence this summer, specifically on the days leading into the July, August and September long weekends.
Police reported that the first enforcement initiative was Monday, June 27th through to Sunday, July 3rd.
Officers charged a total of 91 drivers:
- 12 charged with distracted driving
- 57 charged for speeding
- 2 charged regarding parking by law
- 2 charged for other Provincial Offences
- 18 charged with other highway traffic act offences.
The Woodstock Police RIDE program also checked 700 vehicles. One person received a 3 day licence suspension when an alert was raised during a breath sample.