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Police target Holland Street West for enforcement after complaints

We wanted to get the word out that if they wanted to race, the street is not the place: South Simcoe Police Const. Carl Jarvis
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BRADFORD - A new traffic enforcement campaign last night in Bradford resulted in almost two dozen charges. On Thursday, July 12, 2018, South Simcoe Police Service officers targeted the area after receiving numerous community complaints about speeding and racing along Holland St. West.

Officers increased enforcement over the evening. About 20 charges were laid in just a few hours for various offences including speeding and excessive noise as well as other moving violations.

One 19-year-old woman was charged twice by two different officers over a period of 50 minutes. One ticket was for speeding and the other an illegal turn.

Several groups of car enthusiasts were also located and spoken to in regards to the recent complaints. Although they were not committing any offence at the time, we wanted to spread the word out there that they were going to see an increased police presence over the coming summer months to combat aggressive driving in the area.

"It was getting the word out there that if they want to race, the street is not the place," said Const. Carl Jarvis. "We will be out to meet aggressive drivers with aggressive enforcement over the coming weeks throughout the summer months."

The targeted enforcement also took officers to Line 13 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. where they issued nine speeding tickets.