Police lights lit up in front of a foggy backdropA traffic safety blitz conducted as students returned to school after the Christmas break saw officers issue more than 1,000 tickets to drivers, according to Durham police.

During the week of Jan. 9 to 13 officers monitoring traffic in school zones wrote 1,045 tickets, the majority of them — 562 — for speeding, police said. Other tickets included 47 for stop sign violations, 15 for disobeying red lights and 28 for distracted driving.

The so-called “Back In The Zone” campaign is typically conducted in school zones throughout the region in September and January, as students return from holidays.

Source: DurhamRegion.com