Delta Police are launching a traffic safety blitz in November to prevent accidents like the one above from happening.

Delta Police launch traffic safety blitz during November

"Project Horseshoe" will attempt to reduce collisions and promote safe driving behaviour.

Delta Police have launched “Project Horseshoe” to start November, named after the U-shaped diagram analysis of Delta’s most notorious traffic collision locations.

After studying three years of available traffic data, the Delta Police Traffic Section found the highest collision locations are in North Delta along 72nd Avenue, Nordel Way, and the section of 120th Street between these routes.

Police say these collisions are likely due to the fact the roads serve as collector routes for rush hour traffic traveling to and from various areas across the Lower Mainland.

“The primary goal of our traffic section is to improve public safety,” said Delta Police Traffic Sgt. Ryan Hall in a press release. “We would prefer not to have to write tickets or impound vehicles. We would prefer it if no one was hurt and the public drove in a manner that made us bored.”

Some high-risk driving behaviours may seem harmless, but they have been shown to increase drivers’ chances of being in a collision, according to ICBC.

Some of the top high-risk driving behaviours are:

• Failing to yield• Ignoring traffic-control devices • Following too closely • Speeding • Improper passing • Distracted driving

The Delta Police Traffic Services Section will be increasing enforcement along these high collision routes.

Delta Police are issuing the challenge “Make Us Bored!” to encourage drivers to drive safely and responsibly with the goal of reducing collisions and commuter chaos and delays.

Fines for the top high-risk driving behaviours start at $167 and can go as high as $483.

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