Niagara Falls, Ontario – Police on both sides of the border will team up this Friday in the cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario and New York to conduct a highly visible traffic safety enforcement.
The Niagara Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the New York State Police (NYSP) will conduct “mirror” initiatives on their respective sides.
At noon on Friday, April 22, OPP Highway Safety Division commander Chief Superintendent Bill Grodzinski will conduct a symbolic handshake ceremony with Captain Craig Hanesworth, Zone 1 Commander for the NYSP, on the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls to emphasize the shared goal of safe roadways, regardless of jurisdictions.
OPP officers will concentrate their enforcements efforts at locations on the Queen Elizabeth Way and Highways 405, 406 and 3, specifically targeting impaired driving, aggressive driving, distracted driving and improper seatbelt use.
The greater “Safety Without Borders” initiative extends throughout Ontario’s border areas. In the Eastern Region, it will involve the NYSP and the Sûreté du Québec.