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  • Police Hand Out Over 900 Tickets for Thanksgiving Traffic Violations

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    The numbers are in. Police in Newfoundland and Labrador issued over 900 tickets to drivers over the course of a weekend-long crackdown on dangerous driving.

    Over the Thanksgiving weekend, officers patrolled the province’s roads and set up a number of highway checkpoints, keeping an eye out for traffic violations as part of Operation Impact.

    Partnered with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, the RCMP conducted over 2,000 vehicle checks, resulting in a total of 923 tickets.

    The vast majority of charges doled out were for speeding and aggressive driving, racking up 651 tickets overall. Eighteen drivers were handed charges for insurance issues, while sixteen were nailed for improper seatbelt use.

    The RCMP say nine drivers were ticketed for using cellphones or distracted driving, while another eight were ticketed for careless driving.

    Four drivers were caught driving impaired by alcohol, but no one was found driving impaired by drug.

    The RCMP remind the public to take road safety seriously, saying traffic enforcement initiatives will continue.

    Here’s the breakdown of tickets:

    Careless Driving – 8
    Cell Phone Use / Distracted Driving – 9
    Failure to Yield – 7
    Impaired by alcohol – 4
    Impaired by drugs – 0
    Insurance Charge – 18
    Other Criminal Code Charges -7
    Road Side Suspensions – 2
    Seat Belts – 16
    Speeding / Aggressive Driving 651.
    Other – 201.

    Total 923 charges
    Vehicles Checked 2024.

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