SUMMERSIDE – Prince County drivers faired best with the fewest infractions during Canada Road Safety Week.
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Canada Road Safety Week is an annual collaborative effort by Canadian Police Agencies to target high risk driving behaviors that puts drivers and others at risk. The annual Road Safety campaign is a police initiative designed to remind people that traffic enforcement is an important component that save lives and reduces injuries on roadways.
Members of the Prince Edward Island RCMP were out in full force this past week and members conducted a number of checkpoints and made numerous vehicles stops, resulting in six impaired driving related charges, 20 seatbelt tickets, 96 aggressive driving tickets, five use of cellular phone while driving tickets, and tickets were issued for 35 other miscellaneous Highway Traffic Act offences.
Prince County drivers had no tickets issued for non-use of seatbelts, drug-impaired driving, roadside screening suspensions, prohibited driving or driving while suspended.
Two Prince County motorists were ticketed for impaired driving due to alcohol, one for distracted driving, 19 for aggressive driving and nine for other provincial traffic violations.
In Kings District there were 14 set belt infractions three impaired due to alcohol, one roadside screening suspension, two distracted driving, 40 aggressive driving and 13 other provincial traffic charges. No tickets were issued for impaired driving due to drugs, prohibited driving or driving while suspended.
In Queens District, six motorists were ticketed for seat belt infractions, one impaired due to alcohol, one road side screening suspension, two for distracted driving, 37 aggressive driving and 13 other provincial traffic charges. No tickets were issued for impaired driving due to drugs, prohibited driving or driving while suspended.
Canada Road Safety Week is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and Transport Canada and is part of Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2015, which has a goal of making Canada’s roads the safest in the world by 2015.