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Drivers get failing grade in back-to-school traffic blitz

TORONTO, Ont. -- School children are once again hitting the books, but it's drivers who are getting the failing gra...


TORONTO, Ont. — School children are once again hitting the books, but it’s drivers who are getting the failing grades according to Toronto police.

Police held a back-to-school traffic blitz on city streets, to ensure that driver’s are slowing down in school zones and keeping an eye out for young kids.

But the results were discouraging, and traffic services Supt. Gary Grant told local media that "Officers are telling me there have been quite a number of offences today particularly speeding."

Mayor Mel Lastman recently pledged to replace school zone signs with brighter ones, and he lashed out at reckless drivers calling them "motor maniacs."

During last year’s back-to-school blitz, police issued more than 10,000 tickets.


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