Project E.R.A.S.E.

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Project E.R.A.S.E.

Project E.R.A.S.E. (Eliminate Racing Activity on Streets Everywhere)

The Eliminate Racing Activities on Streets Everywhere (E.R.A.S.E.) Program is a result of the collaborative effort of twelve police services, the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of the Environment.

"The goal of the E.R.A.S.E. Program is to change poor driver behaviour
through education and strategic enforcement. "

History

Street racing has been occurring since the automobile was created. In the 1990's, illegal street racing reached epidemic proportions. Streets in the Greater Toronto Area were overrun with late night street racing. In 1996, three officers from Ontario Provincial Police, Peel Regional Police and the York Regional Police created 'Operation Dragnet'. The officers pooled their resources and dedicated themselves to develop an innovative enforcement and awareness strategy to reduce illegal street racing.

For the last nine years, the program has expanded and evolved into what is now called Project E.R.A.S.E. (Eliminate Racing Activity on Streets Everywhere). Officers from 12 different police agencies, the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Environment continue to work collaboratively targeting illegal street racing.

Vehicle Modifications (York Regional Police)

Partners

• York Regional Police
• Peel Regional Police
• Waterloo Regional Police
• Ministry of the Environment
• Ministry of Transportation
• London Police
• South Simcoe Police
• Toronto Police
• Halton Regional Police
• Greater Sudbury Police
• Durham Regional Police
• Guelph Police
• Hamilton Police
• Brantford Police
• Niagara Police