RCMP issue 370 tickets in a provincewide traffic enforcement operation

by | Feb 22, 2024

Western Valley communities included in a three-day operation that stretched along Highway 2 from Quebec to Nova Scotia borders

A three-day traffic enforcement operation between Feb. 15 and 17, which included Western Valley communities, saw police hand out hundreds of tickets for driving infractions.

In a media release, the New Brunswick RCMP’s Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit explained members of the RCMP and the Highway Safety Enforcement — a branch of the Department of Justice and Public Safety — conducted a traffic enforcement operation on the Trans-Canada Highway 2 from Saint-Jacques to Aulac as well as in the Western Valley communities.

The TTEU said that the operation saw eight vehicles towed and 370 tickets issued under the New Brunswick Motor Vehicle Act, including 258 tickets for speeding, 20 for expired registration and five for vehicles not insured.

“This is our second operation this month, and we want to remind people to check the expiry date of their vehicle registration,” said Sgt. Ghislain David with the Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit. “During this operation, four vehicles were towed and impounded for seven days for speeding in excess of 50 km/hr but less than 80 km/hr over the speed limit. In addition, one person was charged with driving with a suspended license, and another for having a short-term licence suspension in relation to alcohol.”

The release explained that the New Brunswick RCMP’s TTEU conducts regular, targeted traffic enforcement on roadways throughout the province to improve road safety, educate motorists about traffic laws, and reduce serious injury and fatal collisions.

The TTEU said its top priority remains ensuring public safety by limiting the number of dangerous drivers on the roads.

The unit said that the public can assist in keeping dangerous drivers off the road by reporting them to the police.

“If you see a dangerous or a suspected impaired driver, call 911,” the release stated. “Your description of the driver, vehicle, licence plate number and direction of travel can assist police in making New Brunswick roads safer.”

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