Moncton traffic enforcement targets unsafe vehicles, distracted driving

Recent traffic enforcement operations in Moncton resulted in 13 unsafe vehicles being towed and 187 traffic violations being issued.

The New Brunswick RCMP said the operation, conducted on Aug. 4, focused on unsafe vehicles, distracted driving and proper use of seatbelts.

Mounties said 13 vehicles were towed and 187 tickets were issued, including 44 for not wearing a seatbelt, 26 for speeding and 45 for using a hand-operated electronic device while driving.

Police also 72 tickets were issued for various infractions, including 26 vehicles without a valid inspection. Officers also issued a roadside suspension and charged seven people for driving without a valid driver’s license.

A number of warnings were also issued, the force said.

“We want to help keep New Brunswickers safe behind the wheel by focusing our efforts on proper use of seatbelts, speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving,” said New Brunswick RCMP Sgt. Ghislain David.

“These are the major factors that contribute to serious and fatal collisions. We cannot stress it enough: Buckle up, drive sober, follow the speed limit, and put down your phone.”

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