Drivers stopped in Oakville and Burlington had their licences suspended for three daysLong before he got to traffic court, Const. Marc Taraso had an eventful morning.
Taraso felt compelled to pull over drivers three times in one hour for distracted driving offences. All three drivers were talking or texting on their phones.
Two of the stops occurred on Appleby Line in Burlington, while the other happened on the QEW in Oakville. Two were passenger vehicles while the other was a commercial truck, according to the officer.
Each of the drivers was charged with distracted driving, issued a $615 fine and three demerit points, and a three-day licence suspension.
Social media users lauded the officer for his actions after he tweeted about the stops.
Linda Donogue said on Twitter, “People just don’t get it. He is likely saving lives or at least avoiding accidents by trying to get these people to change their habits.”
Stopped 3 #DistractedDrivers on my way to traffic court this morning: 2 passenger vehicles, 1 commercial motor vehicle (roll on/off bin truck). 1 on HWY QEW in Oakville, 2 on Appleby Line in Burlington. #EndDistractedDriving pic.twitter.com/szAwOKOWiY
— Cst. Marc Taraso (@MT9345) April 30, 2019