Traffic related offences over the weekend included the 195 tickets along with 82 written warnings and the towing/impounding of three vehicles.
The tickets issued were:
· 165 - speeding
· 19 - other Highway Traffic Act offences
· 1 - seatbelt violation
· 2 - imprudent driving
· 1 - distracted driving / cell phone use
· 3 - driving without insurance
· 4 - expired vehicle registration
In addition to the traffic related offences, a traffic stop resulted in a seizure of cocaine and charges were laid.
Traffic Services noted there were no serious collisions during the 2017 Salmon Festival.
“Ensuring safety on our roads is a priority for the RCMP, but enforcement alone can't prevent deaths,” police noted in a press release Friday morning.
“Remember, it’s up to everyone who gets into a vehicle to buckle up, keep your eyes on the road, refrain from using your cell phone, slow down and do not drink and drive.”