Halton Regional Police cruiserHalton Regional Police say stepped up enforcement of some of the busiest intersections in Burlington is yielding positive results.

Operation RISC (Reducing Intersection Safety Concerns) continues to be implemented throughout 2016 by officers in Burlington.

The traffic safety campaign began in 2015 with a goal of maximizing police visibility and reducing the number of motor vehicle collisions throughout Burlington.

Collisions at intersections have a high risk for serious injuries or even death. The most common contributing factors are inattentiveness, distracted driving (cellphone use), failing to yield, driving too fast for roads conditions, following too closely and disobeying traffic lights.

During the first six months of 2016, officers in Burlington conducted 2,580 traffic stops near intersections, issued 2,394 Provincial Offences Notices and handed out more than 200 warnings.

Officers spent 1,159 hours dedicated to intersection safety throughout Burlington.

As a result, during the first six months of 2016 Halton police says personal injury motor vehicle collisions were down 14 per cent and property damage motor vehicle collisions were down three per cent compared to 2015.

Police will continue to focus their efforts on intersections that pose a higher risk to the public based on past collision data. Operation RISC will continue to be implemented during the rest of 2016 across Burlington.

Any citizen wanting to report a traffic concern can do so by visiting the Halton police website and submitting an online traffic complaint at https://bit.ly/2aJENqK.

Source: insideHALTON.com