Drivers who failed to properly negotiate intersections were slapped with more than 150 Highway Traffic Act charges by Greater Sudbury Police last month.
In the month of January, Greater Sudbury Police began a pedestrian/road safety high visibility initiative focused on educating both motorists and pedestrians (general public) about safety and prevention.
Officers made about 200 pedestrian contacts during this initiative, of which six pedestrians were issued tickets for failing to use a crosswalk when available.
A total of 80 pedestrians were issued an educational card/warning and 90 pedestrians awarded a $2 Tim Horton's gift card, these were pedestrians who showed patience and good judgement and properly used the crosswalk.
Uniform officers also conducted patrol and enforcement at or near high volume intersections and as a result, 178 drivers were stopped for intersection related offences such as, speeding and failing to yield the right of way for pedestrians.
Of the 178 motorists stopped, more than 150 Highway Traffic Act charges were issued.
Besides the high volume intersections in Sudbury, officers also patrolled and conducted enforcement at major intersections in Azilda, Hanmer and Capreol.
During this initiative there were two reported pedestrian collisions, the lowest in January over the last five years (three in 2015, four in 2014, four in 2013 and four in 2012).
Pedestrian and road safety will remain a full time concern for the Greater Sudbury Police Service, a press release said.