Eliminate Racing Activity on Streets Everywhere
DRPS joined partnering police agencies at Project E.R.A.S.E. (Eliminate Racing Activity on Streets Everywhere) on May 25, 2023.
E.R.A.S.E. is a multi-jurisdictional awareness and enforcement campaign operated jointly by police services across Ontario in partnership with the Government of Ontario, with the goal of eliminating street racing and other high-risk driving behaviours.
Durham Regional Police and our law enforcement partners from across the Greater Toronto Area are delivering the message that street racing and stunt driving will not be tolerated on the streets.
Aggressive driving and street racing are dangerous, unlawful activities which put innocent people at risk of injury or death. The real finish line may be court, fines, jail, vehicle seizure, a loss of driving privileges or even worse.
In 2022, DRPS laid 214 charges in relation to stunt driving and an additional 104 charges year-to-date. DRPS recently released automatic licence plate reader (ALPR) equipped vehicles as an additional tool to combat dangerous driving in our region.
For more information on ALPR vehicles, click here.
In addition to ALPR vehicles we continue to leverage help from community members, our Air1 Unit and our Traffic Enforcement Unit to help get dangerous drivers off our roadways.
The safety of members of our community remains a top priority, and we will continue to be an active member of Project E.R.A.S.E.