7,500 driv­ers pulled over on Easter week­end

Montreal Gazette - - CITY -

More than 7,500 driv­ers were pulled over dur­ing the Easter hol­i­day, the Sûreté du Québec re­ports, in­clud­ing 5,259 driv­ers who were go­ing too fast. Of­fi­cers also stopped peo­ple for reck­less driv­ing, not wear­ing seat­belts, or for driv­ing while dis­tracted.

Ex­ces­sive speed re­mains the No. 1 cause of fatal ac­ci­dents, the SQ said in a state­ment.

Po­lice ar­rested 127 peo­ple for im­paired driv­ing — ei­ther be­cause of al­co­hol or drugs — the SQ said.

De­spite nu­mer­ous op­er­a­tions, the pro­vin­cial po­lice force re­ported there were 1,000 col­li­sions in their ter­ri­tory. Peo­ple were in­jured in 176 of those ac­ci­dents; one was fatal.

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