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Disobey Stop Sign Most Common Charge for 2022 Project Safe Start

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) Traffic Services Unit has compiled statistics from this year's Project Safe Start road safety initiative and failing to stop at a stop sign was the most common offence observed by HRPS officers across Halton region.


The Project Safe Start campaign ran from Monday, August 29th, 2022, to Friday September 9th, 2022, and focused on education, awareness and high-visibility enforcement of traffic laws throughout the region.


Over the course of the two-week initiative the top traffic offences were:

  • Disobey Stop Sign - Fail to Stop (655 charges laid and warnings issued)

  • Speeding (605 charges laid and warnings issued)

  • Speeding – Community Safety Zone (112 charges laid)

  • HRPS officers issued a total of 1,718 charges laid and 1,274 warnings issued during this year’s project.


Project Safe Start has run for 15 years and has served as a highly visible reminder for those who use our roads to follow speed limits, remain alert for pedestrians and cyclists and to heed extra caution around school zones. This year, our officers committed nearly 1,500 hours to Safe Start education and enforcement.


The HRPS also implemented a comprehensive social media campaign as part of this road safety initiative which comprised of targeted messages, reminding the community that pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and police all play an active role in road safety. These daily messages had a collective reach of 626,987.


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Residents are reminded that they can file driving complaints or request enforcement of a particular area through the HRPS website at


Criminal and or dangerous driving should be reported immediately by calling 9-1-1.

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