A traffic enforcement initiative on Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 75) has resulted in 28 speeding tickets being issued in a four hour period.
"Sadly we have seen a number of serious and fatal car crashes on this stretch of highway recently," says Cst. David Bourden with Holyrood RCMP Traffic Services. "This initiative shows that speeding is a problem. We are asking everyone, please slow down."
The initiative was conducted on September 21, 2017 near Bay Roberts. In addition to the 28 speeding tickets, eight tickets were issued for other traffic violations, including improper cell phone use and following too closely.
The most common contributing factors in serious and fatal collisions are failing to wear a seatbelt, speeding, impaired driving and distracted driving. RCMP are asking that all motorists take the simple precautions of buckling up, slowing down and never driving while impaired or while using a cell phone.
As always, the RCMP will continue with traffic enforcement initiatives targeting problem areas and driving behaviours.