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RCMP PUT HAMMER DOWN ON MANITOBA HIGHWAYS

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RCMP D DIVISION (PHOTO JGJ)

The Manitoba RCMP released some impressive numbers today regarding their enforcement efforts for the National Road Safety Week Campaign which ran from May 13-20 this year.  The primary focus of the campaign was high-risk driving behaviours.  As a result of the campaign, the following enforcement stats were reported;

  •  43 Impaired driving charges (including 3 Impaired by Drugs)
  • 16 alcohol-related administrative suspensions 
  • 68 charges for failing to wear seatbelts
  • 746 charges for speeding
  • 54 charges for fail to stop at an intersection
  • 26 charges for using a handheld electronic device while driving  
  • 373 other traffic-related charges
  • 21 Prohibited/Suspended Drivers

A total of three (3) traffic fatalities occurred during Road Safety Week this year.

In comparison, the following stats were reported in 2012;

  • 50 Impaired driving charges
  • 5 alcohol-related administrative suspensions 
  • 90 charges for failing to wear seatbelts
  • 665 charges for speeding
  • 43 charges for fail to stop at an intersection
  • 16 charges for using a handheld electronic device while driving  
  • 289 other traffic-related charges
  • 32 Prohibited/Suspended Drivers

One fatal collision occurred during the same time period in 2012.

The RCMP want you to know that educating the public in safe driving practises remains a priority for their Traffic Services Units and Detachments.

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