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Canada Windsor police are using an unmarked van to bust distracted drivers

05:21  10 march  2018
05:21  10 march  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Tailgating accounts for 37 per cent of collisions on Edmonton streets

  Tailgating accounts for 37 per cent of collisions on Edmonton streets Sometimes we all need a little space — but especially when we’re on the road. City staff released a report Tuesday notifying drivers of the top 10 Edmonton collision hot spots in 2017 where tailgating numbers seem to spike, including locations on Yellowhead Trail, 34 Avenue, Rabbit Hill Road, 23 Avenue, and 170 Street.According to city data, more than 8,900 vehicle collisions are a direct result of drivers following too closely, making up 37 per cent of total vehicle collisions in 2017. Rear-end collisions also caused 1,400 injuries in 2017.

That unmarked van cruising next to you on Windsor roads could be carrying Windsor police officers on the hunt for distracted drivers . Distracted driving can result in three demerit points and a 0 fine.

Windsor police are using an unmarked van to bust distracted drivers . Drivers outfitting tractor-trailers with cameras to capture bad behaviour.

a person taking a selfie: Windsor police are using an unmarked van to catch distracted drivers as part of Project Dial Tone. © Windsor Police Service/Twitter Windsor police are using an unmarked van to catch distracted drivers as part of Project Dial Tone.

That seemingly normal van cruising next to you on Windsor roads could be carrying police officers on a stealth mission to catch distracted drivers.

Project Dial Tone is aimed at catching people with a cellphone in one hand and the steering wheel in the other.

In a video posted to social media, the force explains a large grey van with tinted windows is being carrying an officer who monitors other drivers.

The officer photographs the offender before pulling them over.

Police say the excuses they've been given range from "I was just texting my mom" to "I was just using the GPS."

The force reminds people paying more attention to your phone than the road is very dangerous and can result in three points being added to your license and a $490 fine. 

  • Smile - you're on trucker camera! Drivers outfitting tractor-trailers with cameras to capture bad behaviour 

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