Mississauga: This past week, Enforcement Officers from the City of Mississauga supported Peel Regional Police under Project Noisemaker and Eliminate Racing Activity on Streets Everywhere (E.R.A.S.E.) enforcing vehicle noise violations, street racing and gathering violations of the Reopening Ontario Act.
Twenty-three tickets ($880) were issued for COVID-19 gathering violations and four tickets ($385) were issued for vehicle noise.
Police also laid thirty-six Highway Traffic Act (HTA) charges related to speeding and dangerous driving.
“I applaud the efforts of our City of Mississauga Enforcement Officers supporting Peel Regional Police in Project Noisemaker & E.R.A.S.E. enforcing to make our City safe,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.
“The enforcement of these activities in our retail areas improves the safety and quality of life for all..”
The primary location of activity was at Mavis and Britannia. Officers also responded to incidents at 110 Courtney Park Dr., 6900 Airport Rd., Winston Churchill/Highway 401, 5100 Erin Mills Parkway and 100 City Centre Drive. Some events included 100 to 200 vehicles gathered in a commercial parking lot, engine revving, burnouts and gatherings in contravention of COVID-19 regulations.
Project Noisemaker is a Peel Regional Police initiative that focuses on reducing the number
of motor vehicles with modified and/or excessively loud exhaust systems on roadways. The penalties under the HTA include fines of $110 upon conviction or $305 for by-law charges.
E.R.A.S.E. is a campaign with the goal of eliminating street racing and other high-risk driving behaviours. Excessive speed has consistently been the main contributing factor in many fatal collisions in the Peel Region.