Over 800 charges laid, nearly 4000 vehicles checked
RCMP members within the province were patrolling roadways and communities for the past seven days as part of Canada Road Safety Week 2018, an annual collaborative effort by Canadian Police Services to target high risk driving behaviors that put drivers and others at risk.
Members were focusing on impaired driving, seat belt compliance, aggressive driving, distracted driving and intersection violations, as well as other offences under the Highway Traffic Act.
There were no reports of fatal or serious injury, or collisions/crashes during this period.
RCMP members issued Summary Offence Tickets for the following violations:
Impaired by Drug - 0
Roadside Suspensions (ASD) - 0
Speeding - 508
Aggressive Driving (31+) - 74
Seat Belts - 31
Distracted Driving - 18
Fail to Yield - 7
Other Provincial Traffic - 159
Careless Driving - 16
Prohibited Driving (Criminal Code) - 2
Other Criminal Code - 3
Unsafe Lane Change - 1
No Insurance - 9
The total number of vehicles checked for the week was 3888, resulting in 828 charges. In addition, police report seven impaired driving offences.