THINGS TO know Ag­gres­sive driv­ers

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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 non­com­pli­ance.

In all, 3,061 ve­hi­cles were checked.

The most se­ri­ous in­ci­dent hap­pened Fri­day af­ter­noon on the Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial High­way, where a 42-yearold 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: Speed­ing / ag­gres­sive driv­ing - 628

Other pro­vin­cial stats - 134 Seat­belts – 22 In­surance charges - 20 Care­less driv­ing (pro­vin­cial) – 13

Other Crim­i­nal Code – 9 Cell phone use/dis­tracted driv­ing - 6

Fail­ing to yield - 5 Im­paired by al­co­hol - 4 Fol­low­ing too closely - 1 Road­side sus­pen­sions – 1 Im­paired by drug - 0 Pro­hib­ited driv­ing (Crim­i­nal Code) - 0

TO­TAL: 843 Ve­hi­cles checked: 3,061 The Tele­gram

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