A recent RCMP traffic enforcement operation in the Acadian Peninsula has resulted in 31 vehicles being towed, and 79 tickets being issued.
On May 17 and 18, 2023, members of the New Brunswick RCMP's Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit (TTEU), the Northeast District RCMP, and officers and motor vehicle inspectors from the Highway Safety Enforcement Branch of the Department of Justice and Public Safety, worked together to conduct a traffic enforcement operation in the Acadian Peninsula. The operation focused on unsafe vehicles and modified vehicles, as well as distracted driving and proper use of seatbelts.
During the operation, 95 vehicles were escorted to a specific site to be assessed, 31 of which were deemed unsafe and towed at the owner's expense, and 24 vehicles that were modified and given notices for engineer inspections. A total of 79 traffic violations were also issued under the New Brunswick Motor Vehicle Act, including 6 tickets for not wearing a seatbelt and 7 tickets for using a hand-held electronic device while driving. Additionally, four people were issued a court date for driving while suspended, and one person was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and flight from police.
The New Brunswick RCMP's TTEU conducts regular, targeted traffic enforcement on roadways throughout the province with the goals of improving road safety, educating motorists about traffic laws, and to reduce serious injury and fatal collisions.
The public can assist in keeping dangerous drivers off the road by reporting them to police. If you see a dangerous or a suspected impaired driver, call 911. Your description of the driver, vehicle, licence plate number and direction of travel can assist police in making New Brunswick roads safer.