RNC release Statistics for Operation Impact 2014

Written by on October 14, 2014

patrol-300x213(St. John’s, NL), October 14, 2014 – The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC)

has concluded “Operation Impact” and is releasing province-wide statistics from this

year’s National Traffic Education and Enforcement initiative.

This four-day traffic initiative took place right across Canada on the Thanksgiving long

weekend, from October 10-13, 2014. . The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was

again an active participant in this worthwhile project with activities occurring in all

jurisdictions we police across the province.

The focus during Operation Impact was on behaviors that reduce the risk to road users.

This includes sober and alert driving, seat belt use, distracted and aggressive driving.

Over this weekend approximately 3300 vehicles were checked by members of the RNC.

These check points resulted in 306 summary offence tickets being issued as well as the

arrest and removal of three impaired drivers from our streets. This visible effort reminds

the public of the need for safe driving practices.

All members involved in this initiative made a significant effort to ensure the success of

“Operation Impact “ and the fact that there is such a positive public response, speaks to

the need to continue our focus on traffic safety. Continued effort in this area will correct

some of the poor driving habits being demonstrated on our roadways on a daily basis.

Safe driving practices save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways.

 

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