Peel Police launched Project Noisemaker and ERASE on May 1, 2022 to combat street racing and noise pollution from excessively loud vehicles on our roadways. Drivers are reminded that they will be subject to charges and penalties for offences under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and breaking municipal by-laws; and could face seizure of their vehicles and a roadside suspension of their driver’s licence.
To ensure utmost safety on our roads, Peel Regional Police will have zero tolerance for dangerous driving behaviours and street racing activities.
Vehicle owners should repair modified exhaust systems; avoid altering factory-issued parts on vehicles that increase sound, and to ensure their vehicles comply with the regulations set out in the Highway Traffic Act.
Anyone with information concerning aggressive driving or street racing activities in the Region of Peel is urged to contact 905-453-3311. Driving complaints can also be filed through the Road Watch portal, by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or peelcrimestoppers.ca.
The RoadWatch© program encourages residents to report dangerous and aggressive driving. If you witness an incident of dangerous or aggressive driving, please fill out a RoadWatch© report. You should keep your own safety in mind when you see an incident. Never chase after the vehicle you are trying to report.
The first time a RoadWatch© report is received, a letter is mailed to the plate owner. The letter highlights the date, location and the reported violation in which the vehicle was involved. The registered owner is requested to assist the Police and the community by ensuring that their vehicle is driven in a responsible and safe manner.
The second time a RoadWatch© report is received in relation to the same licence plate holder, a repeat letter is sent by police along with a follow up telephone call from a police officer. The purpose of which is to establish personal contact in hopes of resolving the problem.
A third report directed at the same plate owner will result in a third letter from the police, and a personal visit from a police officer. Depending on the circumstances, charges will be considered and an officer may be detailed to monitor that vehicle’s actions to allow enforcement if the action is repeated.
For more information, contact the Peel Police Road Watch Coordinator at 905-453-2121 ext. 3792.