Peel Regional Police Update: Road Safety Initiatives

As we approach Road Safety Week from May 14-20, 2024, we would like to provide you with an update on Peel Regional Police’s recent efforts to address road safety in Peel Region.

Since the start of this year, there have been multiple collisions across Peel Region resulting in 11 fatalities. This is the highest number of road fatalities we have seen in a 4-month period since 2020. Of the 11 deceased, 8 of them were males between the ages of 19-29 years old. Our data shows that road safety implications have disproportionately higher rates among young males. We are urging everyone, especially young male drivers, to avoid speeding, driving aggressively, driving distracted, or driving impaired.

Peel Regional Police is working diligently to prevent the loss of life on our roads. We have posted a Public Safety Notice on this matter and encourage you to share this message with your communities to amplify our notice for residents to practise safe driving.

Additionally, we would like to bring to your attention recent efforts from the Safer Roads Team (SRT) in arresting a prolific driving offender subject to 5 lifetime driving prohibitions. On Thursday, April 11, 2024, SRT officers arrested 41-year-old Nirmal Singh from Brampton. Since 2017, Nirmal Singh has been convicted of 35 Criminal Code and 8 Provincial Offence Act (POA) charges. Additional information on the charges can be found here.

Road safety is a crucial policing function, and one which all members of Peel Regional Police are committed to addressing. With warmer weather approaching, we will continue our efforts to curb illegal street racing and aggressive high-speed driving in Brampton and Mississauga. In the coming weeks, we will be launching our annual Project E.R.A.S.E. (Eliminating Racing Activities on Streets Everywhere) and Project Noisemaker initiatives aimed at changing poor and aggressive driver behaviour. More details on the launch of these initiatives will be shared in the future.