31 vehicles towed, 79 tickets issued in RCMP traffic stops

Traffic stops on the Acadian Peninsula last week resulted in 31 vehicles being towed and 79 tickets being issued, according to New Brunswick RCMP.

Mounties say the operation, which took place on May 17 and 18, focused on unsafe vehicles and modified vehicles, as well as distracted driving and proper use of seatbelts.

“During the operation, 95 vehicles were escorted to a specific site to be assessed, 31 of which were deemed unsafe and towed at the owner’s expense, and 24 vehicles that were modified and given notices for engineer inspections,” reads a news release from the RCMP.

“A total of 79 traffic violations were also issued under the New Brunswick Motor Vehicle Act, including 6 tickets for not wearing a seatbelt and 7 tickets for using a hand-held electronic device while driving.”

Police say four people were also issued court dates for allegedly driving while suspended. One person was arrested for allegedly possessing a stolen vehicle and fleeing from police.

The New Brunswick RCMP says it conducts traffic stops to improve road safety, educate drivers about traffic laws and reduce serious injury and fatal collisions.

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