More than 2,000 aggressive drivers stopped by police in October
Nov. 18, 2014
Police issued nearly 2,400 tickets during October's province-wide traffic safety spotlight targeting aggressive driving.
In total, 2,368 motorists were ticketed, for the following offences:
- 2,225 tickets for aggressive driving/speeding
- 93 tickets for aggressive driving/speeding in a school zone
- 43 tickets for exceeding the speed limit by more than 35 km/h
- 6 tickets for stunting
- 1 ticket for passing a police vehicle
In addition, there were 369 tickets for distracted driving (361 of those for cellphone use), 331 seatbelt violations, and 107 impaired driving-related offences during the month.
SGI reminds motorists that there are now both tougher financial penlaties and immediate roadside vehicle seizures in effect for some speeding offences. Slow down and remember that posted speed limits are for ideal driving conditions.
Media looking for local results for October’s traffic safety spotlight are encouraged to contact their community’s law enforcement agency.