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.