RCMP NL reports Operation Impact 2019, which took place between October 11-14, 2019, was being a busy weekend on our province's highways. Police checked approximately 2600 vehicles and issued 642 charges on motorists.
Throughout the Thanksgiving Day weekend, members conducted patrols on the province's highways and in communities aimed at the detection of impaired drivers, aggressive drivers, distracted drivers, intersection violations, seatbelt non-compliance as well as other Highway Traffic Act/Criminal Code violations.
The Divisional/Provincial statistic totals for Operation Impact 2019 are noted below;
Impaired by Alcohol - 4
Impaired by Drug - 0
Speeding / Aggressive driving - 478
Seat Belts - 12
Other Provincial Stats - 114
Cell Phone use / Distracted Driving - 11
Fail to Yield - 2
Careless Driving (Provincial) - 1
Prohibited Driving (Criminal Code) - 1
Provincial Cannabis Act - 4
Insurance violations - 13
Unsafe Lane change - 2
TOTAL CHARGES: 642
Police also seized and impounded seventeen vehicles from our roadways, issued two roadside suspensions for drugs, performed fifteen roadside screening tests and conducted three standardized field sobriety tests.
RCMP NL reminds the public that ongoing enforcement initiatives will continue in the future. Remember, drive sober, slow down and always wear your seatbelt regardless of the position you occupy in the vehicle or the distance travelled.