A police officer checks the speed of passing motorists. (File photo)

A ticket to a motorist caught travelling at twice the posted speed limit was among more than 1,600 summonses issued during a back to school traffic safety blitz conducted last week by Durham police.

The In The Zone initiative, which took place during the week after students returned to school from March break, saw officers monitoring traffic in school zones throughout the region. During the week cops issued a total of 1,663 tickets, the majority of which — 902 — were for speeding, police said.

One driver was ticketed after being clocked at 105 km/h in a 50 km/h zone near a school, police said.

Other tickets issued included 39 for distracted driving, 11 for seatbelt infractions and four for stunt driving or racing.

Source: DurhamRegion.com