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MONTREAL, Que. - Montreal police report increased spring surveillance has reduced the number of fatal traffic accidents in the Montreal area.A general citywide campaign called Operation Chauffard, aim...


MONTREAL, Que. – Montreal police report increased spring surveillance has reduced the number of fatal traffic accidents in the Montreal area.

A general citywide campaign called Operation Chauffard, aimed at raising public awareness of speeding and other infractions began Mar. 24 and continued until Apr. 13. As well, police hope a targeted effort on Notre Dame Street east of Lorimier Avenue (the stretch known by some as ‘the speedway’), will be equally successful.

The later campaign aims to quell the more than 1,000 accidents that have occurred here over the last two years.

About 50 per cent of all traffic accidents are caused by speeders and people who do not respect traffic signs.

As part of Operation Chauffard police will be stepping up their patrols at intersections and school zones and handing out tickets for such violations as speeding, running red lights and failing to respect stop signs.


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