Hun­dreds of speed­ing, ag­gres­sive N.L. driv­ers tick­eted

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - PROVINCIAL -

It seems driv­ers in our prov­ince are still not slow­ing down and are driv­ing too ag­gres­sively.

A glar­ing ex­am­ple of that was seen over the week­end. Of the 843 tick­ets is­sued by po­lice this past week­end as part of the RCMP’S Op­er­a­tion Im­pact 2017, 628 of them were for speed­ing and ag­gres­sive driv­ing.

Dur­ing the Thanks­giv­ing Day week­end, of­fi­cers con­ducted pa­trols on the prov­ince’s high­ways and in com­mu­ni­ties, seek­ing im­paired, ag­gres­sive and dis­tracted driv­ers, as well as other vi­o­la­tions, in­clud­ing seat­belt non-com­pli­ance.

In all, 3,061 ve­hi­cles were checked. The most se­ri­ous in­ci­dent hap­pened Fri­day af­ter­noon on the Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial High­way, where a 42-year-old Bay Roberts woman was killed as a re­sult of a three-car col­li­sion. The in­ci­dent is still be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by Bay Roberts de­tach­ment and B di­vi­sion traf­fic ser­vices. It was one of the nearly 20 fa­tal crashes that have oc­curred in the last num­ber of months across the prov­ince. The RCMP re­mind the pub­lic en­force­ment ini­tia­tives will con­tinue in the fu­ture.

Here are the num­bers of to­tal vi­o­la­tions is­sued over the long week­end as part of Op­er­a­tion Im­pact 2017:

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