Distracted Driving Campaign – April 22 to April 28/13
Distracted driving is a critical traffic issue that impacts the entire Region of Peel. Peel Regional Police are launching a campaign to address this threat to road safety. The enforcement campaign will commence on April 22nd and conclude on April 28th. The goal of this service wide campaign is to improve road safety by reducing the incidents of distracted driving. This campaign offers a proactive approach towards the reduction of collisions
The Regional Municipality of Peel (also known as Peel Region) is a regional municipality in Southern Ontario, Canada. It consists of three municipalities to the west and northwest of Toronto: the cities of Brampton and Mississauga, and the town of Caledon. The entire region is part of the Greater Toronto Area(more commonly referred to as the “GTA”) and the inner ring of Golden Horseshoe. The regional seat is in Brampton.
With a population of 1,296,814 (2011 census), Peel Region is the second-largest municipality in Ontario after Toronto. Owing to immigration and its transportation infrastructure (with seven 400-series highways serving the region, and Toronto Pearson International Airport located completely within its boundaries), Peel Region is a rapidly growing area with a young population.
Mississauga occupies the southernmost portion of the region, and is, with 713,443 residents, the largest in population (the sixth largest in Canada). It reaches from Lake Ontario north to near Highway 407. In the centre is Brampton, a smaller city of 523,911 (ranked 9th by population in Canada). Finally, by far the largest in area and the most sparsely populated part of the region is Caledon, which is home to only 59,460 residents.
- Peel Regional Police (PRP) provides police coverage for the majority of the region.
- Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) mainly provides highway coverage and fulfills a contract to police the town of Caledon
Highways within Peel Region
Seven 400-Series Highways border or pass through Peel Region, giving it one of the most extensive suburban freeway networks in Ontario and Canada. These freeways are among the busiest and most modern of Ontario, mostly constructed since the 1970s, and have contributed significantly to the rapid growth of the Region. One of the welcome signs of Brampton has the slogan “All roads lead to Brampton” and shows six 400-series numbers (401, 403, 407, 409, 410, 427).
- Highway 7
- Highway 9, which forms the northern boundary of the region
- Highway 24
- Highway 25
- Highway 50
- Highway 51
- Highway 122
- Highway 136