Officers of the Traffic Management Unit were out in force yet again this past weekend ensuring that people were not drinking and driving or driving erratically.
More than 1350 vehicles were checked during the local RIDE initiative resulting in one person being charged with impaired driving while another seven people were issued 12-hour suspensions. Four novice drivers were charged with having blood alcohol content above zero.
Traffic officers conducted speed measuring exercises on area highways over the weekend as well resulting in 59 people being charged with speeding. Another 15 various Highway Traffic Act charges were laid in conjunction with the enforcement.
During the weekend enforcement officers were also checking complaint areas for ATV and snowmobiles. One person was charged with unlawfully operating an off-road vehicle on a highway and one person was charged with driving a motorized snow vehicle without insurance.
The unit has received complaints about people parking in fire routes at area malls and as a result 24 people were charged accordingly.
Officers will continue to conduct winter driving initiative in an effort to reduce collisions and complaints.