The city's Integrated Road Safety Program laid 1,155 charges for speeding and impaired driving through its Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) last month.

Police said today that while they issued 1,061 tickets for speeding, 94 of the tickets were for alcohol-related criminal charges. A total of 44 drivers were caught driving under the influence.

Police stopped 2,400 vehicles through four Integrated Road Safety Program and CAA-sponsored R.I.D.E. initiatives in December, charging one driver and handing out 10 12-hour licence suspensions.


Each month since 2004, STEP has been enforcing specific traffic safety programs.

The program's goal is to reduce traffic fatalities or serious injuries by 30 per cent by 2010.

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