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Nearly 1,200 charges laid by N.L. RCMP during Canada Road Safety Week

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The RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador handed out 743 speeding tickets as part of Canada Road Safety Week over the past seven days.

In all, 1,170 charges were laid during the week, an annual collaborative effort by Canadian police services to proactively enforce the laws that govern high-risk activities of road users.

Officers were focussed on impaired driving, seat belt compliance, aggressive driving, distracted driving, intersection violations as well as other offences under the Highway Traffic Act.

In addition to speeding, the other charges included:

- Impaired by alcohol – 12

- Impaired by drug – 1

- Roadside suspensions – 6

- Aggressive driving – 74

- Seat belts – 48

- Distracted driving – 17

- Failure to yield – 4

- Other provincial traffic violations – 207

- Careless driving – 16

- Prohibited driving (Criminal Code) – 6

- Other Criminal Code – 10,

- Unsafe lane change – 4

- Passing on the right – 1

- No insurance – 21

The RCMP also held its National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day this past Saturday, checking a total of 1,603 vehicles across the province. 

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