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Police checkpoint in St. John's finds a number of infractions


The RNC and RCMP conducted a traffic checkpoint in St. John’s yesterday.


The checkpoint was conducted in the area of East White Hills on the Trans-Canada Highway and focused on cargo securement, licensing and equipment compliance, and Highway Traffic Act compliance.


Police conducted the checkpoint over the span of two hours. In that time frame, officers issued 30 tickets to vehicle operators. There were vehicles seized related to Highway Traffic Act non-compliance, vehicles removed from the road for non-compliance with licensing and equipment regulations, as well as notices issued for mandatory vehicle inspections.


The most prevalent offences observed in this traffic checkpoint were insecure cargo, defective equipment, and operating a vehicle without an insurance policy. Other offences included unregistered vehicles and trailers, and failure to wear a seatbelt.


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