RCMP releases long weekend violation info
Alberta RCMP and sheriffs were busy over the long weekend, issuing just over 5,000 tickets.
Published Wednesday, September 5, 2012 10:25AM MDT
Alberta police were out in force on roads over the long weekend, slapping just over 5,000 tickets for various violations all over the province.
The violations were all issued by the RCMP and Alberta traffic sheriffs, working together in Integrated Traffic Units.
There were also a number of violations of the province’s new impaired driving law which added up to the following:
- 54 impaired driving charges
- 81 other alcohol-related violations
- 28 24-hour suspensions
The number of .05 to .08 administrative sanctions will be available once full information is accumulated.
The following rounded up the rest of the violations:
- 4,051 speeding violations
- 36 distracted driving violations;
- 71 intersection-related infractions;
- 59 hazardous violations including dangerous driving;
- 144 seatbelt or child restraint infractions; and
- 685 violations ranging from having no insurance to driving while suspended.
Of those charges, 694 were laid in the Highway 63 corridor, including:
- 1 impaired driving charge for a driver over .08, 11 other alcohol-related violations and eight 24-hour suspensions;
- 565 speeding violations;
- 5 intersection-related infractions;
- 10 hazardous violations including dangerous driving;
- 4 seatbelt or child restraint infractions; and
- 90 violations ranging from having no insurance to driving while suspended.
With students returning to school, officers are reminding all drivers to take extra caution, especially in school zones.