The results of RCMP NL's traffic enforcement during Operation Impact over the Thanksgiving weekend were felt throughout the Province with five drivers facing charges of impaired driving, more than 240 tickets issued and 51 checkpoints completed.
Of the five drivers charged with impaired driving offences, four were charged with alcohol impaired driving and one for drug impaired driving. Another driver received a driver's licence suspension for being over the provincial limit for alcohol.
A total of 206 speeding tickets were issued, six of those involving motorists who were traveling at speeds more than 51 km/h above the posted speed limit. Those drivers received licence suspensions and their vehicles were seized and impounded.
A number of drivers were found to be driving while distracted. Fourteen tickets were issued for violations under this category.
Officers continue to see motorists without seatbelts. Twenty-two tickets were issued for seatbelt violations. In addition, tickets were issued for other violations under the Highway Traffic Act.
RCMP NL remains dedicated to the promotion of road safety through education and enforcement and continues to fulfill its mandate to protect public safety, enforce the law, and ensure the delivery of priority policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador.