More than 150 tickets issued and several charges laid in traffic operations

September 20, 2019
Hampton, New Brunswick

News release

Recent traffic enforcement in southeastern New Brunswick resulted in more than 150 tickets being issued, and several charges being laid for driving offences.

Between September 12 and 14, the New Brunswick RCMP's Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit (TTEU) partnered with the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force to conduct traffic operations in and around the area of Rothesay. Additional enforcement operations were done by the TTEU in the areas of Hampton, Sussex, Petitcodiac and Riverview.

In all, police issued 151 tickets, including 36 for not wearing a seatbelt and 27 for cellphone violations.

"Nearly twenty-five percent of the tickets issued were for people not wearing a seatbelt," says Sgt. Mario Maillet of the Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit. "That is disheartening, considering that 19 of the people who died on New Brunswick roads last year weren't wearing one. Seatbelts save lives, it's that simple – for drivers and passengers alike - and it takes no time to buckle up. Using a handheld device while driving is also illegal and puts you at an increased risk of being in a crash."

During the operations, nine people were charged for driving while suspended, two were charged for driving while prohibited, and two seven-day roadside suspensions were issued. Sixteen vehicles were also towed for not being safe for the road, or the motorist not being permitted to drive.

The TTEU conducts regular, targeted traffic enforcement on roadways throughout New Brunswick, with the goals of improving road safety, educating motorists about the rules of the road, and to reduce serious injury and fatal collisions.

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Contact information

Sgt. Mario Maillet
Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit
New Brunswick RCMP
506-389-5028

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